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Letter about 12th Maine Regiment supplies, 1861

Letter about 12th Maine Regiment supplies, 1861

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Maine Historical Society

On Nov. 7, 1861, Shepley wrote to Gov. Washburn that the regiment was leaving sooner than expected -- and would be the "first regiment in the field of the new ones authorized to be raised by Gen'l Butler."

The quick departure made acquisition of supplies and ordnance challenging.


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