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Civil War Soldiers - Shepard
|Shepard, Isaac F., brigadier-general,
U.S. Army, was born in the state of Massachusetts. In early life he
removed to Missouri and was a resident of that state at the time of
the breaking out of the Civil war. He at once offered his services in
defense of the Federal cause, and on June 18, 1861, was appointed
assistant adjutant-general of the state of Missouri with the rank of
major. On Aug. 30 he was commissioned lieutenant-colonel of the 19th
Mo. infantry, and upon the consolidation of that regiment with the 3d
Mo. infantry on Jan. 18, 1862, he was commissioned colonel. With four
companies of the regiment he marched to southwest Missouri and was in
the battle of Pea ridge. He led his entire regiment as a part of Gen.
Curtis' army in the expedition to Helena, Ark., and on Dec. 12 became
a part of the Army of the Mississippi. On May 9, 1863, he became
colonel of the 51st U. S. colored infantry and commanded that
organization until Oct. 27, 1863, when he was commissioned
brigadier-general of volunteers. He served until his commission
expired, on July 4, 1864, and he then left the service and devoted his
attention to peaceful pursuits. He died on Aug. 25, 1889.
Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal
States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908