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Van Renselaer Shepardson
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Birth: 1839
Rhode Island, USA
Death: Mar. 12, 1910
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA

Civil War Veteran
Co G 6th Iowa Cavalry
From military records:
Shepardson, Van Rensselaer. Age 22.
Residence Delhi,IA Nativity Rhode Island.
Enlisted Dec. 15, 1862.
Mustered Dec. 24, 1862.
Mustered out Oct. 17, 1865, Sioux City, Iowa.
Service of the 6th Iowa Cavalry included operations against hostile Indians about Fort Randall Mar –Apr 1863. Sully's expedition against hostile Sioux Indians Aug 13-Sep 11. Actions at White Stone Hill Sep 3 and 5. Duty at Fort Sully, Fort Randall and Sioux City till June 1864. Another expedition against hostile Sioux Indians Jun 26 –Oct 8. Engagement at Tah kah a kuty Jul 28. Expedition from Ft Rice to relief of Fisk's Emigrant train Sep 11 – 30. Duty at Ft Randall, Sioux City, Fort Berthold, Yankton and the Sioux and Winnebago Indian agencies till Oct 1865. Regiment lost 1 officer, 21 enlisted men killed and 1 officer, 74 enlisted men to disease.(Info from "The Union Army" published 1908) 
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  Della K Blake Shepardson (1855 - 1945)*
*Calculated relationship
Co. G., 6th Iowa Vol. Cav'y
Note: age 72
Lakeside - Carpenter Cemetery
East Providence
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
Maintained by: K L Bonnett
Originally Created by: Jen Snoots
Record added: Apr 29, 2006
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Van Renselaer Shepardson
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