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Gen. Butler to Gen. Shepley on duties in Virginia, 1864

Gen. Butler to Gen. Shepley on duties in Virginia, 1864

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Maine Historical Society

At the end of November 1864 Gen. Benjamin Butler, commander of the Department of Virginia and North Carolina, wrote to give Shepley additional authority over the management of the city of Portsmouth, Virginia.

The two men knew one another before the war and they had served together in Louisiana when Butler was commander of the Department of the Gulf and Shepley was military governor of Louisiana.


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