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Instructions when alarm sounded, New Orleans, 1862

Instructions when alarm sounded, New Orleans, 1862

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Maine Historical Society

Because New Orleans remained part of the war zone, Union forces needed plans for emergencies.

Shepley, then military commandant of New Orleans, along with Lt. Godfrey Wietzel of the U.S. Engineers who was assistant military commandant, issued confidential instructions for troop movements and assignments in case an alarm was sounded.


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