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Irwin Shepard-Winona, MN
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 44° 02.238 W 091° 39.462
15T E 607550 N 4876891
Quick Description: Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient for action at Knoxville TN on November 20, 1863. He is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Winona, MN in Section P, Lot 25.
Location: Minnesota, United States
Date Posted: 4/29/2019 6:18:40 PM
Waymark Code: WM10FKY
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Long Description:
He was born on July 5, 1843 in Skaneateles, NY and died on April 17, 1916 in Winona, MN. His Medal of Honor information and citation is: SHEPARD, IRWIN
• Rank and organization: Corporal, Company E, 17th Michigan Infantry
• Place and date: At Knoxville, Tenn. 20 November 1863
• Entered service at: Chelsea, Mich.
• Date of issue: 3 August 1897
Citation: 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.
Armed Service: Army

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