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Irwin Shepard

Details
  • Rank: Corporal (Highest Rank: First Sergeant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company E,
    17th Michigan Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: November 20, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
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.
Medal of Honor Recipient Irwin Shepard
Medal of Honor Recipient Irwin Shepard
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Chelsea, Washtenaw County, Michigan
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: August 3, 1897
  • Born: July 5, 1843, Skaneateles, Onondaga County, NY, United States
  • Died: April 17, 1916
  • Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery (P-25-5) , Winona, MN, United States
 

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