Rank(s): Able Seaman
Dates of Service: 6/25/1812 - 2/17/1813
Sheppard’s place and date of birth are unknown.
Sheppard enlisted in the US Navy on June 25, 1812 and joined Constitution ’s crew as an able seaman on July 2, 1812 while the ship lay at Annapolis, Maryland. He left the ship sometime after February 17, 1813.
Battles and Engagements
He participated in the victories over HMS Guerriere on August 19, 1812 and HMS Java on December 29, 1812. He received $42.62 ½ and $42.30 in prize money for the victories. During the second battle he served as third sponger on gun no. 9 on the gun deck.
Sheppard’s place and date of death are unknown.