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Shedd, Lorenzo William


Age: 21, credited to Richmond, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF, 9th US CINF
Service: enl 6/23/62, m/i 7/9/62, CPL, Co. F, 9th VT INF, pr ARTIF 12/27/63, m/o 11/10/63; pr 2LT, 10/63 and tr to 9th US CLRD INF, pr 1LT 5/6/65

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Birth: 08/19/1842, Lowell, VT
Death: 09/24/1910

Burial: Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, VT
Marker/Plot: Lot 1853
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 78237043


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


Cousin of Kathleen Ann Brown Rose, Essex Junction, VT

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Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, VT

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Montpelier Man Led Colored Regiment in Civil War.

Montpelier, Sept. 26. - Col. Lorenzo W. Shedd of this city died Saturday morning at Richmond, Vt., from consumption, aged 67.

Col. Shedd was born in Lowell, Vt., but since the civil war had resided nearly all the time in Montpelier. He commanded the 9th U.S. regt. of colored troops in the civil war and afterward was selected by Gen. Sheridan for a special mission to Mexico, where he served until 1870. From 1898 to 1902 he was postmaster at Montpelier and later was in the insurance business.

Source: Bennington Banner, Sep. 26, 1910

Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.


Captain L. M. Shedd, a long time resident, and postmaster here for four years, being appointed in August, 1898, died Saturday at Richmond. He had been in poor health for some time, but was confined to his bed only one day, the cause of death being tuberculosis.

Lorenzo M. Shedd was born in Lowell, Aug. 19, 1848, the son of Lydia and Marcellus A. Shedd. When he was a young man, his parents moved to Richmond, where he lived until his enlistment in 1862 in Co. F., 9th Vermont regiment. He was a sergeant in the company, and was discharged November 10, 1863. The discharge was for promotion to a position of second lieutenant 0f the 9th U. S., a black regiment, and he was made first lieutenant of his regiment in May, 1865. He served on the staff of Gen. Sedgwick, General Draper, Maj-Gen, "Baldy" Smith, and Major-Gen. Whitzel. He was also engaged in special detached duty in connection with the expulsion of Maximillian from Mexico by the French. He was a member of the G.A.R. and a staunch Republican. He was also a member of the Apollo Club.

Source: Barre Daily Times, Sept. 26, 1910
Courtesy of Deanna French

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