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Charles P. Shepard letter

Label
Charles P. Shepard letter, 1862 May 25
Title
Charles P. Shepard letter
Inclusive dates
1862 May 25
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letter, 25 May 1862, from Charles P. Shepard (b. 1842) of Company E, 1st Regiment, United States Sharpshooters, to his father Jonathan C. Shepard of Merrimack County, New Hampshire, discussing the Union Army's approach to Richmond, Virginia, and stating that the Confederate capital will fall; noting that the army has a railroad running for it; and commenting on military life
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Biographical or historical data
Charles P. Shepard was born 26 February 1842 in Grafton, New Hampshire. He attended schools in Penacook (Concord) and Boscawan, New Hampshire. Shepard enlisted 30 August 1861 in Company E, 1st Regiment, United States Sharpshooters (Berdan's). He was wounded in the stomach 1 July 1862 at the battle of Malvern Hill. Orginally considered mortal, Shepard's wound led to his honorable discharge 6 October 1862. Shepard returned to New Hampshire and worked in different jobs, until finally becoming a farmer. Shepard married first Martha Webster (d. 1876) in 1871 and they had two daughters. He married second Carrie J. Evans (d. 1897) in 1882 and they had no children. Shepard died after 1920.
Cataloging source
VIC
Location of other archival material
Charles P. Shepard letters, 1862-1863 (LVA accession 45503).
Label
Charles P. Shepard letter
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
4
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Raynors' Historical Collectible Auctions
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001655146
Type of unit
p.

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