Contributed by Maine Historical Society
George F. Shepley, Brigadier General of Volunteers for the Union Army, wrote to Secretary of War Edwin Stanton about his expected trip to Washington, D.C. after visiting in Portland.
Shepley wrote about apprehension he was hearing expressed about the Union capacity to hold Louisiana and the need to take Vicksburg.
He wrote that he hoped to return to Louisiana with the assurance of more troops to be sent there.
About This Item
- Title: Brig. Gen. G.F. Shepley to Edwin Stanton, Portland, 1862
- Creator: Shepley, George F.
- Creation Date: 1862-07-30
- Subject Date: 1862
- Town: New Orleans, Portland, Vicksburg
- County: Cumberland
- State: LA, ME, MS
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions: 24.6 cm x 20 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 117, Box 1/8
- Collection: George Foster Shepley papers
- Object Type: Text
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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LC Subject Headings
- Military maneuvers--Louisiana--New Orleans
- Military officers--United States--Louisiana
- Military tactics
- Military leadership
- Recruiting & enlistment--1860-1870
- Military service--1860-1870
- United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 12th (1861-1864)
- United States--Civil War, 1861-1865
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