George Frost to George F. Shepley, New Orleans, 1865
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George H. Frost, apparently a relative of George F. Shepley of Portland, wrote to the former Union brigadier general in June 1865 to thank Shepley for a gift he had sent and to share his post-Civil War thoughts. Frost, who was admitted to West Point in 1857, served with the Confederate army. He wrote, "It was a sad thought to me that all of our efforts for the independence of the South were without result and all the precious blood which had been split and lives lost had been in vain." He said he intended to be as good a citizen of the U.S. as possible. Frost also mentions family news.