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 George Washington Shepherd

George Washington Shepherd

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Death 23 Feb 1917 (aged 77)
Burial Lees Summit, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 11319 · View Source
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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.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 30 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11319
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Washington Shepherd (5 Jan 1840–23 Feb 1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11319, citing Lee's Summit Historical Cemetery, Lees Summit, Jackson County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .