Request for information on soldier, Calais, 1863

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Noah Smith, a businessman in Calais, wrote to Brig. Gen. George F. Shepley, military governor of Louisiana, seeking information about Pvt. John Feeney of Co. K of the 12th Maine Regiment.

Feeney's wife was a domestic servant in the Smith home and had not heard from her husband for some time.

Smith wrote on her behalf to Shepley, a Maine native who had been the commander of the 12th Maine Regiment when it was formed. He enclosed a letter to Feeney that he asked Shepley to forward.

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About This Item

  • Title: Request for information on soldier, Calais, 1863
  • Creator: Smith, Noah
  • Creation Date: 1863-10-12
  • Subject Date: 1863
  • Town: Calais, New Orleans
  • County: Washington
  • State: LA, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 23 cm x 14.2 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 117, Box 3/7
  • Collection: George Foster Shepley papers
  • Object Type: Text

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Maine Historical Society
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