WNC History Timeline
www.childers-shepherd.org, 13 Mar 2011
According to the National Park Service (
) . . . .
Grandison Shepherd served in the
NC 58th Infantry
, dying of infection from measles in 1862. That
same year his youngest brother, Thomas Erwin Shepherd, enlisted in that same regiment after serving
in the NC 29th Infantry Regiment (see below).
These three brothers served in the
29th Infantry Regiment
Erwin Shepherd, Company B, Rank Private, enlisting 7 March 1861 or 3 July 1861
Mitchell G. Shepherd, Companies D and B, Rank Private, enlisting 3 July 1861
Wesley Shepherd, Company B, Rank Private, enlisting 7 March 1861
Ephraim Mannon Shepherd served in the
NC 16th Infantry Regiment
Later in the war, both Mitchell G. Shepherd and John Wesley Shepherd were in the
NC 3rd Mounted
We know that Dorothy Jones Shepherd was a widow by 1860. We don't know when she died in the
following years, but we may imagine her feelings as all these sons marched off to war.