Annie Thornton to Gen. George F. Shepley, Scarborough, 1862Item 74501 info
Maine Historical Society
Annie C. Thornton, the wife of Capt. Charles C.G. Thornton of the 12th Maine Infantry, wrote to thank Shepley for his "great kindness to Chas. and still greater to me."
Charles Thornton had been wounded and taken prisoner at Ponchatoula on Sept. 15 and Shepley apparently arranged to have Thornton paroled and returned to Maine to recover.
Thornton later became Shepley's aide.