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Letter introducing ship merchant to Gen. Shepley, 1862

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

Abner B. Thompson, a Brunswick merchant, wrote to Brig. Gen. George F. Shepley, a Maine native, introducing ship captain and merchant Henry W. Green of Topsham.

Thompson wrote, "He goes out in the ship "Genl Shepley" to New Orleans, with a view of engaging in some Mercantile affairs, should opportunity arise."

Shepley was military governor of Louisiana. He had enlisted as colonel and commander of the 12th Maine Regiment in 1861 and soon was promoted to command the 3rd Brigade.

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  • Title: Letter introducing ship merchant to Gen. Shepley, 1862
  • Creator: Thompson, Abner B.
  • Creation Date: 1862-11-28
  • Subject Date: 1862-11-28
  • Town: New Orleans
  • State: LA
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions (cm): 20 x 13
  • Local Code: Coll. 117, Box 2/7
  • Collection: George F. Shepley Papers
  • Object Type: Text

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