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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 USCI, 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, 1/22/1880; widow Clara H., 10/10/1910
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: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the unit's Organization and Service for details.


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.