Anonymous criticism of Gen. Shepley, Bangor, 1862Item 74528 info
Maine Historical Society
Not all of Shepley's correspondents from Maine were friendly -- nor did all identify themselves.
An anonymous correspondent who identified himself as "One who knows you well" wrote to Shepley expressing "shame" that Union officials in Louisiana stopped publication of a newspaper there, which the writer said supported "peace."
The writer also enclosed a clipping from the New Orleans Delta Mail about the order by Maj. Gen. Benjamin Butler to suppress the Daily Advocate. The newspaper column quoted the Advocate as saying an armistice might be near and whether it resulted from "Democratic success" or "foreign intervention," peace would be welcome.