Laurens Joyce request for troop command, Florida, 1863
Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Capt. Laurens Joyce of Brunswick, captain of Co. F of the 15th Maine Volunteers, wrote to Brig. Gen. George F. Shepley, military governor of Louisiana, asking for him to forward an endorsement of Joyce's application to command a Colored Regiment.
Joyce, who enlisted in December 1861 at age 36, noted that he had spent the past four years in Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida and was in good health.
- Title: Laurens Joyce request for troop command, Florida, 1863
- Creator: Joyce, Laurens J.
- Creation Date: 1863-05-10
- Subject Date: 1863
- Town: Barrancas, New Orleans
- State: FL, LA
- Media: Ink on paper
- Local Code: Coll. 117, Box 3/2
- Collection: George F. Shepley Papers
- Object Type: Text
For more information about this item, contact:
Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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LC Subject Headings
United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 15th (1862-1866)
United States--Civil War, 1861-1865
Military service, Voluntary
Recruiting & enlistment--1860-1870
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