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Confederate (CSV)


William S. Shepherd

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Private, Company G, April 16, 1861. Elected Captain Company C, July 24, 1861.

On the Campaign

He was elected Major of the Regiment on 17 September 1862.

The rest 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 & 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, <>, 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]