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Gen. G.F. Shepley on Louisiana elections, 1862

Gen. G.F. Shepley on Louisiana elections, 1862

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Maine Historical Society

In December 1862, Shepley wrote to Stanton concerning whether it was time to hold elections for Congressional representatives from the first and second districts.

He reported that many residents of the two districts had taken loyalty oaths to the U.S. With a sufficient military force in Louisiana, he believed the rebels could be ousted and "the people would cheerfully soon return to the Union..."


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