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Louis Capet Shepard
Birth: Sep. 2, 1841
Ashtabula
Ashtabula County
Ohio, USA
Death: Apr. 27, 1919
Danbury
Ottawa County
Ohio, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the Union Navy during the Civil War as an Ordinary Seaman on board the USS Wabash. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery during the combined army and navy assualt on Fort Fisher, North Carolina, on January 15, 1865. His citation reads "Advancing gallantly through severe enemy fire while armed only with a revolver and cutlass which made it impossible to return the fire at that range, Shepard succeeded in reaching the angle of the fort and in going on, to be one of the few who entered the fort. When the rest of the body of men to his rear were forced to retreat under a devastating fire, he was forced to withdraw through lack of support and to seek the shelter of one of the mounds near the stockade from which point he succeeded in regaining the safety of his ship." His Medal was awarded to him on June 22, 1865. (bio by: Jenck Phil) 
 
Burial:
Lakeview Cemetery
Port Clinton
Ottawa County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section F, Lot 10
 
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Originally Created by: Jenck Phil
Record added: Jul 02, 2000
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Honoring your heroism and service for the preservation of the Union
- Wagon Master
 Added: Feb. 24, 2017
Thank you sir for your gallant service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Apr. 27, 2016

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 Added: Apr. 27, 2015
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