Hayward Shepherd

Hayward Shepherd (HM6QX)

Location: Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 Jefferson County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 19.399', W 77° 43.805'

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On the night of October 16, 1859, Heyward Shepherd, and industrious and respected Colored freeman, was mortally wounded by John Brown's raiders in pursuance of his duties as an employee of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company. He became the first victim of this attempted insurrection.

This boulder is erected by the Daughters of the Confederacy and the Sons of Confederate Veterans as a memorial to Heyward Shepherd, exemplifying the character and faithfulness of thousands of Negroes who, under many temptations throughout subsequent years of war, so conducted themselves that no stain was left upon a record which is the peculiar heritage of the American people, and an everlasting tribute to the best of both races.
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HM NumberHM6QX
Series This marker is part of the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy series.
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Year Placed1931
Placed ByDaughters of the Confederacy and Sons of Confederate Veterans
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 7:55pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264659 N 4356210
Decimal Degrees39.32331667, -77.73008333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.399', W 77° 43.805'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 23.94" N, 77° 43' 48.30" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-123 Potomac St, Harpers Ferry WV 25425, US
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