John Sheperd of the 13th Indiana Infantry

John Sheperd of the 13th Indiana Infantry

17 January 1865

I went to Church last Sabbath for the first time since I left. There is prayer meeting every night. I think I shall go tonight.

Shooting musketry, and offal Yelling…over the capture of ft. fisher in N.C. that our Boys failed to take the first trip they made?

Source: eBay, July 2007

The 13th Indiana was part of the Army of the James in Jan 1865; 3rd brigade, 2nd division, 24th corps.

It participated in the assault on Fort Fisher in Jan. 1865 in the capture of Fort Anderson and the occupation of Wilmington, and was stationed at Raleigh, until July 20, when it was assigned to duty at Goldsboro, where it remained until mustered out, Sept. 5, 1865.

John Sheperd was from Hicksville, Ohio. He enlisted on 11/12/1864 as a Private. On 11/12/1864 he mustered into “E” Co. IN 13th Infantry. He was Mustered Out on 9/5/1865 at Goldsboro, N.

The 13th Indiana saw action at Cheat Mountain, Winchester Heights, Fort Wagner, Petersburg and Fort Fischer.

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