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    Medal of Honor Winner

    Union Cartes-de-Visite: Isaac Fitzgerald Shepard, Alexander Shaler, James Murrell Shackelford, John Sedgwick, Philip H. Sheridan and George Foster Shepley. Six (6) cartes including a full-standing Isaac Fitzgerald Shepard (1816-1889) by Case & Getchell, Boston; Alexander Shaler (1827-1911) by Brady's National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.; James Murrell Shackelford (1827-1909) by William Bryan, Russellville, Kentucky; John Sedgwick (1813-1864) by Brady's National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.; Philip H. Sheridan (1831-1888); and George Foster Shepley (1819-1878). The cartes of Sheridan and Shepley are by Anthony, New York, from negatives from Brady's National Portrait Gallery. Shepard was an educator, politician and diplomat. He was Colonel of the 51st U. S. Colored Infantry and was a proponent of using black troops in combat. He took three of his colored regiments to Vicksburg, serving under General John Hawkins. Shaler wrote the "Manual of Arms for Light Infantry Using the Rifle Musket". He fought in the Peninsula and Chancellorsville where his troops broke through the Confederate position at Marye's Heights. Thirty years later, he was awarded the M.O.H. for his actions there. He also fought at Gettysburg and the Wilderness (taken prisoner). Shackelford raised and was Colonel for the 25th Kentucky Infantry. He fought at various engagements in Kentucky and Tennessee, but is most famous for his part in capturing John Hunt Morgan near New Lisbon, Ohio. Sedgwick fought at the Peninsula, Antietam (badly wounded) and Spotsylvania where he was killed on May 9, 1864, while superintending the placement of artillery. Shepley was a good friend of Ben Butler and accompanied him on Butler's expedition to New Orleans. He served as Military Governor there until the Spring of 1864. From the collection of Dr. Michael Krane.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2016
    17th Saturday
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