Shepherd Green Pryor"Shep"
(1828 - 1911)
Home State: Georgia
Command Billet: Company commander
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 12th Georgia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted in the Muckalee Guards - Company A, 12th Georgia Infantry - and was appointed Second Sergeant on 15 June 1861. He was promoted Lieutenant in February 1862, and Captain commanding the company on 8 May 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He was wounded in action 12 October 1863 in action along the Rapidan River in Virginia. He was elected sheriff of Sumter County, Georgia and resigned his commission in June 1864.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Service details above are from the Doles-Cook Brigade1, and his photograph is from the collection of the University of Georgia, as printed in Second Manassas.2
|Birth Date: 12/07/1828 Birth State: GA |
Death Date: 05/02/1911 Death Place: Sumter County, GA Burial Place: DeSoto Methodist Cemetery, Sumter County, GA
1 Thomas, Henry Walter, History of the Doles-Cook Brigade, Atlanta: Franklin Printing & Publishing Co., 1903, pg. 243 [AotW citation 900]
2 Woodhead, Henry, editor, Voices of the Civil War: Second Manassas, Alexandria (Va): Time-Life Books, 1995, pg. 57 [AotW citation 901]
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