Shueys persevered in difficult times in Collegeport

Front row: Samuel, Fannie, Margaret, Grace
Back row: Samuel Jr., James William, Della, Carrie

From the Matagorda County History & Genealogy page

 Samuel Paul Shuee (Jr) was born to Samuel Paul Shuee* and (Mary) Katherine Ayers Shuee on July 20, 1844 at (Hopewell), Muskingum County, Ohio. 
   He had six siblings: George Washington, Sarah Jane, Mary Ann, James Leslie, Celia and one other daughter whose name can not be located. 
   Samuel Paul Shuee (Sr) was born in Carroll County, Maryland and Katherine was from Ohio.  
   The family had moved to Missouri, where he became a patriot of his country. 
   At the beginning of the Civil War, he paid the great price for his loyalty, by being shot during a raid and his house burned to the ground with all it contained.  
   Soon thereafter his three sons enlisted in the U.S. service.
Samuel Paul Shuee (Jr) enlisted as a Private in Company D, 9th Kansas Cavalry Volunteers on August 13, 1863; his brothers George Washington and James Leslie joined the same unit on February 3, 1864. 
   All three were mustered out on July 17, 1865 at DeVall’s Bluff, Arkansas; Samuel and George Washington as Privates and James Leslie as a Full Sergeant.
The 9th Kansas Cavalry Regiment saw duty in Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas. 
   In addition to escorting trains and duty along the border with Missouri operating against guerrillas, it participated in three major battles: Pleasant Hill, MO on September 5, 1863; Marais des Cygnes, MO September 27, 1863; Pine Bluff, AR July 22, 1864. From its inception the unit suffered 1 officer and 52 enlisted men killed & mortally wounded and 2 officers and 140 enlisted men died of disease for a total loss of 195 men. 

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