James Monroe Shepherd(c. 1827 - 1922)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 6th North Carolina Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Orange County, he enlisted at age 34 in Company C, 6th North Carolina Infantry on 1 May 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
He was captured in action at Falling Waters,MD on 14 July 1863 and confined at the Old Capital Prison in Washington, DC. He took the Oath of Allegiance in March 1864.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Iobst1. Thanks to Devan Sommerville for scrubbing through the volume, extracting and transcribing the roster data for AotW. Further service data from the Roster2. Life dates from family genealogists.
Death Date: 03/04/1922 Burial Place: Maplewood Cemetery, Durham, NC
1 Iobst, Richard William, and Louis H. Manarin, Wade Lucas, The Bloody Sixth : the Sixth North Carolina Regiment, Confederate States of America, Raleigh: North Carolina Confederate Centennial Commission, 1965, pp. 320 - 335 [AotW citation 6333]
2 Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 18 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-, Vol. IV [AotW citation 10049]
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