SHAPLAND, JOHN - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Private, Company D, 104th Illinois Infantry.
Place and date:   At Elk River, Tenn., 2 July 1863.

Entered service at:   Ottawa, Ill.

Birth:   England.

Date of issue:   30 October 1897.

Citation:   Voluntarily joined a small party that, under a heavy fire, captured a stockade and saved the bridge.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)