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Thomas Erwin Shepherd
1847    -      after 1909
Yancey Co NC  Madison Co NC
Thomas Erwin Shepherd enlisted for service in the Civil War on
either 7 March 1861 (age 15) or on 3 July 1861 (records list both
dates) in Company B,
North Carolina 29th Infantry Regiment.   

On 29 May, 1862, he enlisted as a private in Company C,
North
Carolina 58th Infantry Regiment. He was promoted to Full Corporal
on 15 Mar 1863.

He mustered out on 15 May 1864.
        
Sources: Ancestry.com's U. S. Civil War Soldiers Records and Profiles (North Carolina Troops 1861-65, A Roster).