Thursday, September 27, 2012

George J. Shepardson, 4th., Illinois Cavalry.

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Captain George J. Shepardson was born November 2, 1828, in Clarendon, Vermont. He emigrated to Illinois in 1853. On August 27, 1864, he enlisted in the army and was commissioned Captain of Company I, Fourth Illinois Cavalry. On November 18, 1862, he was severely wounded and taken prisoner. He was honorably discharged Nov. 3, 1864. He died in Chicago March 18, 1902.

Illinois Civil War Detail Report

Rank: CPT. Company: I.
Unit: 4 IL US CAV.
Residence: EARL, LASALLE CO, IL.
Age: 33.
Height: 5' 8.
Hair: BROWN.
Eyes: BLACK.
Complexion: FAIR.
Marital Status: MARRIED.
Occupation: FARMER.
Nativity: RUTLAND, VT.
Joined When: AUG 13, 1861.
Joined Where: EARL, IL.
Joined By Whom: B F HYDE.
Period: 3 YRS.
Muster In: SEP 26, 1861.
Muster In Where: OTTAWA, IL.
Muster Out: NOV 3, 1864.
Muster Out Where: SPRINGFIELD, IL.
Muster Out By Whom: CPT SUMNER

"Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1922," George J. Shepardson, 1902.

Name: George J. Shepardson.
Death Date: March 18, 1902.
Death Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois.
Gender: Male.
Race Original: White.
Death Age: 73y 4m 9d.
Estimated Birth Year: 1829.
Birth Place: Clarendon Vermont.
Occupation: Broker.
Residence: Illinois.
Bural Place: Paxton.
Bural Date. March 21, 1902.

1 comment:

Phyllis said...

He was traded for another officer the day after his capture, but took a long time to recover from his wounds.

As far as I know, he got married after the war was over, in 1866 to my great-great grandmother, Frances Langford.