Contributed by Maine Historical Society
H. I. Libby of Portland wrote to Brig. Gen. George F. Shepley, military governor of Louisiana to introduce Mr. Towle, brother-in-law of F.O.J. Smith, a well-known politician; and Mr. Baxter.
The two men were on their way to New Orleans "hoping to make some money by raising cotton or in some other honest way."
Shepley, a native of Maine, was a lawyer in Portland before the war. He enlisted as colonel and commander of the 12th Maine Infantry and was soon promoted to commander of the 3rd Brigade.
About This Item
- Title: Introduction of Portlanders seeking work in Louisiana, 1864
- Creator: Libby, H. I.
- Creation Date: 1864-01-02
- Subject Date: 1864
- Town: New Orleans, Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: LA, ME
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions: 20.4 cm x 12.4 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 117, Box 3/10
- Collection: George F. Shepley papers
- Object Type: Text
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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LC Subject Headings
- Business people--American--Louisiana--New Orleans
- Shepley, George Foster, 1819-1878--Correspondence
- Cotton industry--Louisiana--New Orleans
- Business enterprises--Louisiana--New Orleans
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