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Letter congratulating Gen. Shepley on appointment, Philadelphia, 1865

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John W. Forney, a former newspaper editor in Philadelphia and a Democrat who served as Secretary of the Senate during Lincoln's administration, wrote to Brig. Gen. George F. Shepley, a Maine native, to congratulate him on being named military governor of Richmond.

Forney wrote that Shepley was appointed "to bring order out of chaos and to shape events after the most interesting conquest of the war."


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  • Title: Letter congratulating Gen. Shepley on appointment, Philadelphia, 1865
  • Creator: Forney, James W.
  • Creation Date: 1865-04-06
  • Subject Date: 1865
  • Town: Philadelphia, Richmond
  • State: PA, VA
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 19.6
  • Local Code: Coll. 117, Box 4/5
  • Collection: George F. Shepley papers
  • Object Type: Text

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