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Federal (USV)


Joseph Preston Shepard

(1837 - 1862)
Home State: Wisconsin
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Neenah (or Menasha), he enlisted in Company G, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry on 1 May 1861. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 27 June 1861 and First Lieutenant on 11 November 1861.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was mortally wounded, his leg "shattered", in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The remainder of the War:
He died of wounds on 10 November 1862.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Bryant1, which lists him as Joseph P. Sheppard. His gravesite is on Findagrave. Family genealogists have his original first name as Angelo. GAR Post 44, Menasha, WI was named for him.

Birth Date: 07/28/1837    Place of Birth: Westfield, MA    
Death Date: 11/10/1862    Death Place: Frederick, MD    Burial Place: Pine Hill Cemetery, Westfield, MA


1   Bryant, Edwin Eustace, History of the Third Regiment of Wisconsin Veteran Volunteer Infantry 1861-1865, Madison: Arthur H Clark Co. for the Veteran Association of the Regiment, 1891, pp. 429 - 431  [AotW citation 15283]

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