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Request for Gen. Shepley to find relative, Richmond, Va., 1865

Request for Gen. Shepley to find relative, Richmond, Va., 1865

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Maine Historical Society

Not all the requests Shepley received related to Maine soldiers -- or even to soldiers.

After Lee's surrender, while serving as military governor of Richmond in 1865, Shepley received a letter from Aaron B. Reid of Haverstraw, New York, asking Shepley to get a letter to Reid's sister, a resident of Richmond.

Reid wrote, "I have some relatives among the mis-guided & unfortunate citizens of Richmond..."

Reid also praised Shepley for his previous work as military governor of Louisiana, predicting that "the same urbanity, justice & kindness of heart, which caused you to be such a favorite among all classes at New Orleans, will win for you the same admiration at Richmond."


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