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Lieut William Ludwell Sheppard
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Birth: Aug. 31, 1833
Richmond
Richmond City
Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 26, 1912
Richmond
Richmond City
Virginia, USA

Illustrator, painter, sculptor, and watercolorist, who studied in New York and Paris. During the Civil War he was a second-lieutenant of the Richmond Howitzers and worked with the Topographical Engineering Department of the Army of Northern Virginia. He married Sallie McCaw on December 15, 1864 in Richmond. Early in his career he was known for designing tobacco labels, but achieved more notice for his drawings and paintings of Confederate soldiers. He continued to portray as his primary subject post-war life in Virginia. His work was published in Harper's Weekly, Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, and included in several books, including Henry Watterson's Oddities in Southern Life and Character. After the war he studied sculpting and at least three monuments by him may be found in Richmond today, including one paying tribute to the Richmond Howitzers at Park Avenue and Harrison Street. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Pendleton Sheppard (1800 - 1855)
  Mary Ludwell Gooseley Sheppard (1803 - 1841)
 
 Spouse:
  Sallie McCaw Sheppard (____ - 1924)
 
 Children:
  William Cary Sheppard (____ - 1931)*
 
 Siblings:
  Nathaniel Pendleton Sheppard (1829 - 1897)*
  Helen Sheppard (1831 - 1832)*
  William Ludwell Sheppard (1833 - 1912)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Buried Mar. 28, 1912 [Unmarked Grave]
 
Burial:
Hollywood Cemetery
Richmond
Richmond City
Virginia, USA
Plot: Sect. 9, Lot 134
 
Created by: Todd Whitesides
Record added: Feb 14, 2012
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Lieut William Ludwell Sheppard
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Lieut William Ludwell Sheppard
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Lieut William Ludwell Sheppard
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May GOD Bless You Lt. William Ludwell Sheppard! ! ! ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::It is on Major General Benjamin Butler's in Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts ( this County has Two County Seats) , the monument reads."the true touchstone o...(Read more)
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: Oct. 14, 2013
In memory of my third-great-grandmother's cousin.
- Todd Whitesides
 Added: Mar. 20, 2013
A talented artist, whose images reflect another time...
- SheWalksTheseHills
 Added: Mar. 20, 2013
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