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Irwin Shepard
Birth: Jul. 5, 1843
Skaneateles
Onondaga County
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 17, 1916
Winona
Winona County
Minnesota, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a First Sergeant in the Union Army. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a Corporal in Company E, 17th Michigan Infantry for action on November 20, 1863 at Knoxville, Tennessee. His citation reads "Having voluntarily accompanied a small party to destroy buildings within the enemy's lines, whence sharpshooters had been firing, disregarded an order to retire, remained, and completed the firing of the buildings, thus insuring their total destruction; this at the imminent risk of his life from the fire of the advancing enemy." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Winona
Winona County
Minnesota, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: May 30, 2004
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