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George Washington Shepherd
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Birth: Jan. 5, 1840
Death: Feb. 23, 1917

1st Lieutenant with Quantrill. Joined General Price in 1861 and was at the battles of Springfield, Prairie Grove and Pea Ridge in Arkansas, Independence, MO on August 11, 1862, Lawrence, KS on August 21, 1863, Baxter Springs on October 6, 1863 and Centralia, September 27, 1864. He was arrested for his part in the Russellville, Kentucky bank robbery in 1868 and served time in prison. He was a known enemy of Jesse James.

George was reported to have wounded Jesse James at Short Creek (near Joplin, MO), in a plot with law officers to get the reward money. George killed James Anderson, brother of "Bloody Bill" Anderson by cutting his throat on the lawn of the state capitol in Austin, Texas. George was said to be avenging the murder of his nephew Ike Flannery.
Family links: 
  John P. Shepherd (1798 - 1876)
  M. Eleanor Boggs Shepherd (1803 - 1870)
  Mary Jane Waters Shepherd (1856 - 1935)*
  George Augusta Shepherd (1889 - 1966)*
  George Washington Shepherd (1840 - 1917)
  Oliver Boggs Shepard (1842 - 1868)*
  Oliver Boggs Shepherd (1842 - 1868)*
*Calculated relationship
Lee's Summit Historical Cemetery
Lees Summit
Jackson County
Missouri, USA
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Record added: Jul 30, 2000
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George Washington Shepherd
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Rest in peace, valiant soldier. / Civil War Campaign medal; first authorized in 1905 for the fortieth anniversary of the Civil War's conclusion. The blue and gray ribbon denotes the respective uniform colors of the U.S. and Confederate troops. The Army Ci...(Read more)
- Wes T.
 Added: Jun. 22, 2015
fought the good fight
- mark terry
 Added: Jan. 25, 2015
Thank you, Sir.
- Wes T.
 Added: Feb. 17, 2014
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