Rejection of bill for straw for 12th Maine, Washington, D.C., 1862
An assistant adjutant general in Washington, D.C., wrote to Brig. Gen. George F. Shepley, then serving as military governor of Louisiana, but former commander of the 12th Maine Regiment, disputing a bill from the regiment for straw.
W.A. Nichols wrote that there were 927 men, who each received 12 pounds of straw a month, which equaled 11,124 pounds, but the bill was for 23,564 pounds. The monetary difference, $49.76 was to be credited to the 1st Infantry and charged to the 12th Maine.