Gen. Shepley endorsement of Capt. Buck promotion, New Orleans, 1863Item 75482 info
Maine Historical Society
Capt. Alfred E. Buck of the 13th Maine had better luck. Shepley endorsed his promotion to color and command of a black regiment.
Buck had received endorsements and recommendations from the lieutenant colonel of his regiment and from brigadier generals Sherman and Neal Dow.
In October 1864, Buck, a graduate of Colby College, began a lieutenant colonel in the 51st U.S. Colored Infantry.