Note of introduction to Brig. Gen. Shepley, Bath, 1862Item 74530 info
Maine Historical Society
A month later, J. Parker Morse of Bath wrote a brief note introducing James Stetson, captain of the Gen Shepley and inviting Shepley to visit the ship named after him.
R. Morse & Sons of Bath built a series of ships named after Union generals. The General Butler and General Shepley were built in 1862, the General Grant in 1864 and the General Chamberlain in 1869.
This letter refers to a ship of a similar name, but calls it a "new ship." It is possible two ships were named for Shepley in 1862.