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CMOHS.org - Corporal SHEPARD, IRWIN, U.S. Army

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SHEPARD, IRWIN

Rank: Corporal
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company E
Division: 17th Michigan Infantry
Born: Skaneateles, N.Y.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Chelsea, Mich.
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Place / Date: At Knoxville, Tenn. 20 November 1863
 
 


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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.