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12th Maine Regiment in Louisiana

Letter concerning regimental supplies, 1861

Letter concerning regimental supplies, 1861

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Maine Historical Society

Butler, a Democrat, thought it was a mistake to let governors, most of whom were Republicans, control officer appointments. He convinced Lincoln that the war would become a "party" war.

Butler had met Shepley at the Democratic convention in 1860 and asked Washburn to commission Shepley as a colonel and authorize him to recruit a regiment.


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