William S. ShepherdHome State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 2nd Georgia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Private, Company G, April 16, 1861. Elected Captain Company C, July 24, 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was elected Major of the Regiment on 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel July 2, 1863. He commanded at Gettysburg and Chickamauga. Wounded, Fort Harrison, Virginia September 29, 1864. At Columbus, Georgia, wounded, January 1, 1865. At Danville, Virginia enroute to his command when war closed.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Ranger951, with details from the ORs2. There's a fine post-War photograph of him in the Georgia State Archives.
1 Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Georgia C.S.A., Published c. 2005, <http://www.ranger95.com/civil_war/georgia/index.html>, Source page: /infantry/2nd_regt_inf.html [AotW citation 2761]
2 US War Department, The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (OR), 128 vols., Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1880-1901 [AotW citation 2767]
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