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.
Location. 39° 21.078′ N, 94° 55.817′ W. Marker is in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, in Leavenworth County. Marker is on Ironwood, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in Section A. Marker is at or near this postal address: Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery, Fort Leavenworth KS 66027, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lieutenant John L. Grattan (here, next to this marker); Edward Hatch (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln's Gettysburg Address (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry G. Davis (within shouting 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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