Commander Edwin Malcolm Shepard
Commanded the USS Constitution, 14 June-14 December 1881
Born: 16 September 1843; Oswego, New York
Died: 17 August 1904; Jeffrey, New Hampshire
Naval Academy Class of 1863. Served in Western Gulf Blockading Squadron after commissioning, and in the Atlantic Squadron after the war.
Note: Constitution spent the better part of 1882 in ordinary at New York Navy Yard, then was towed to Portsmouth Navy Yard, where she was outfitted as a barracks ship. Whether she was placed in commission or “in service,” is unknown, as are the identities of those officers assigned to her there in the nearly fifteen years that followed.
SHEPARD, EDWIN M
- REAR ADMIRAL US NAVY
- DATE OF DEATH: 08/17/1904
- BURIED AT: SECTION O S SITE 179
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
SHEPARD, ALICE STEPHEN W/O E M
- DATE OF DEATH: 10/12/1915
- BURIED AT: SECTION ESIDE SITE 179
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
WIFE OF EM SHEPARD, REAR ADM USN
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