The history of West Point is too me, amazing...two houses from Shields' house is Civil War General Sherman's house. When the Expedition started down the Ohio River in the giant Keelboat in Sept 1804 it is strongly believed that Lewis and Clark stopped at the distance riverbank to pick up Shields, Colter, Charles Floyd, and the Field brothers, who were all part of the “Nine Young Men from Kentucky”, and the Expedition headed west. ...and the history of West Point doesn't stop. In 1806, the year Shields returned to West Point a new neighbor was none other than Abraham Lincoln's father...living two houses from Shield's house. A young Abraham Lincoln was probably living next door to the John Shields family. Behind Shields house is a landmark for anyone hankering to find this place. ...after the Expedition in 1806 Shields returned to what he and his family knew what to do, farm and fight the British. The below is believed to be the Shields farm. And finally Shields resting place....this is believed to be his family's church.... Rosewood Church and FINALLY the grave of Private John Shields. If anyone searches it out it is about a mile behind the church down a single lane paved road. The entire area is amazingly beautiful farm country.