Samuel Turner Shepperd
son of Honorable A. H. Shepperd
of North Carolina.
Died at Fort Leavenworth,
K. T. June 27, 1855
Aged 24 yrs, 3 mos.
He graduated at West Point in June 1854, entered the army as Brevet 2nd Lieut, 2nd Infantry and was promoted 2nd Lieut in the 2nd Dragoons Mar 3rd 1855, and whilst thus far on his way to join his company, then on a campaign against the Sioux Indians, was cut down in the bloom of manhood and buoyancy of hope and promise by the "Destroyer." A faithful Soldier, he died at his post with his armor on.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the National Cemeteries series list.
Location. 39° 21.078′ N, 94° 55.817′ W. Marker is in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, in Leavenworth County. Memorial is on Ironwood, on the left when traveling west. Marker is in Section A. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery, Fort Leavenworth KS 66027, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distanceLieutenant John L. Grattan (here, next to this marker); Edward Hatch (within shouting distance of this marker); Address by President Lincoln (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry G. Davis (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Leavenworth (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldiers Who Died at Fort Larned (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Sully (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Leavenworth.
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 29, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 237 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 29, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.