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 Irwin Shepard

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Irwin Shepard

  • Birth 5 Jul 1843 Skaneateles, Onondaga County, New York, USA
  • Death 17 Apr 1916 Winona, Winona County, Minnesota, USA
  • Burial Winona, Winona County, Minnesota, USA
  • Memorial ID 8849061

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a First Sergeant in the Union Army. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a Corporal in Company E, 17th Michigan Infantry for action on November 20, 1863 at Knoxville, Tennessee. His citation reads "Having voluntarily accompanied a small party to destroy buildings within the enemy's lines, whence sharpshooters had been firing, disregarded an order to retire, remained, and completed the firing of the buildings, thus insuring their total destruction; this at the imminent risk of his life from the fire of the advancing enemy."

Bio by: Don Morfe


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 30 May 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8849061
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Irwin Shepard (5 Jul 1843–17 Apr 1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8849061, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Winona, Winona County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .