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Heyward “Hayward” Shepherd

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Heyward “Hayward” Shepherd

Birth
Death
17 Oct 1859 (aged 33–34)
Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Winchester, Winchester City, Virginia, USA Add to Map
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Night watchman for the B&O railroad, Shepard was shot and killed by John Brown's men when he discovered them securing the railroad bridges during Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry. He was buried with military honors in Winchester Va. There is controversial memorial to Shepherd in Harpers Ferry, W.Va.
Night watchman for the B&O railroad, Shepard was shot and killed by John Brown's men when he discovered them securing the railroad bridges during Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry. He was buried with military honors in Winchester Va. There is controversial memorial to Shepherd in Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

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  • Created by: Don M
  • Added: Jan 15, 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID:
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/123489179/heyward-shepherd: accessed ), memorial page for Heyward “Hayward” Shepherd (1825–17 Oct 1859), Find a Grave Memorial ID 123489179, citing Winchester-Fairfax Colored Cemetery, Winchester, Winchester City, Virginia, USA; Maintained by Don M (contributor 47122049).