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.
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