John W. Shoptow, Co. F, 1st Arkansas Cavalry Battalion
Born in Kentucky
Died Oct. 15, 1863 in Hospital Columbus, Miss.
NARA M347. "Unfiled Papers and Slips Belonging in Confederate Compiled Service Records" Roll 0369
I suspect he was buried in the Friendship Cemetery located in Columbus, Miss.
During the American Civil War, Columbus served as a military hospital center for the wounded, particularly after the Battle of Shiloh. More than 2,000 Confederate soldiers were interred in Friendship Cemetery, along with 40 to 150 Union soldiers.:127