Gen. G.F. Shepley on straw for 12th Regiment, New Orleans, 1862
Brig. Gen. George F. Shepley wrote to Adjutant General L. Thomas about a $49.76 bill charged to the 12th Maine Regiment, of which Shepley had been commander, for excess straw.
Shepley explains why so much straw was needed -- soldiers had no coats, some had no blankets, and there was snow on the ground when they were camped at Camp Butler in October and November 1861.
If you'd like to privately share a comment with MMN staff, please use this form.