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Shepard, William H.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to Berkshire, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 12/16/63, m/i 12/16/63, Pvt, Co. E, 11th VT INF, wdd, 6/2/64, tr to Co. A, 6/24/65, m/o 8/25/65

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VITALS

Birth: 1848, Averys Gore, VT
Death: 04/07/1904

Burial: Middlesex Center Cemetery, Middlesex, VT
Marker/Plot: 109
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Monica White
Findagrave Memorial #: 24768683

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Middlesex Center Cemetery, Middlesex, VT

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Obituary

William Shepard of Middlesex was found dead in his bed the morning of April 7, and is thought he committed suicide. He was 56 years of age, and has been suffering for the past six years with shaking palsy, and has been unable to any work. This is thought to be the cause of his act. He lived alone with his wife, and had one daughter, Mrs. H. C. Jones, who was stopping at the house at the time. He was found in the bedroom early in the morning with a bottle containing a little chlorform on the table near his bed. It is probable that he took chlorform in the night. He had saturated a piece of cloth, which he laid on the pillow against his nose.

Source: West Randolph Herald and News, April 14, 1904
Courtesy of Deanna French

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