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Shepard, Alistern E.
Age: 18, credited to Pittsfield, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 8/15/64, m/i 8/15/64, Pvt, Co. A, 8th VT INF, wdd, Cedar Creek, 10/19/64, m/o 5/13/65
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Birth: 06/16/1842, Hartland, VT
Burial: Taftsville Cemetery, Woodstock, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Gail Blake
Findagrave Memorial #: 54487709
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/21/1866
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Taftsville Cemetery, Woodstock, VT
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Death of A. E. Shepard
Mention has been made of the illness of Alistern E. Shepard, brother of Sanford Shepard. Alistern Shepard died at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Dickerman, at Keene, N. H., April 6, where he had made his home for the last five years. His funeral was held at the Methodist church in this village April 8, Rev. M. H. Ryan officiating. The singers were W. R. Stutevant, Miss Florence H. Sturtevant, Mrs. Alice Wills, Mrs. Allen and Lyman Cabot. The bearers were J. P. and D C. Webster, Charles and Edward Hoisington.
Alistern E. Shepard was born in Hartland July 16, 1848. He was one of five children born to Sarah and Sylvanus Shepard. He lived here until manhood. When quite young he enlisted in the Civil war, was wounded and came home. He went to Brattleboro for his discharge. He married Mahala Willard, who passed away some 11 or 12 years ago. His brother, Sanford Shepard, is the only living near relative.
Source: Vermont Journal, April 15, 1921.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.