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Surgeon report on illness in New Orleans, 1862

Surgeon report on illness in New Orleans, 1862

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Maine Historical Society

For Brig. Gen. George F. Shepley, serving as military governor of Louisiana meant dealing with military as well as social and political issues.

A number of types of requests and reports crossed his desk -- health needs of soldiers, reports on captured property, troop strength for the occupied territory, soldier behavior, and soldier requests for promotions or endorsement of promotion, among many others.


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