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Federal (USV)


Robert Shephard

(c. 1818 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 90th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 43, he enlisted and mustered into service as a Private in Company C, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry in Philadelphia on 17 December 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds, place and date not given.

References & notes

His service from the Card File 1 and Bates,2 which say only that he was "not accounted for" on the Company muster-out roll. Wound detail from Nelson,3 citing the Philadelphia Inquirer of 25 September 1862, which said he was "since deceased."


c. 1818




1   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23609]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 23610]

3   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 384  [AotW citation 23611]