Invitation to G.F. Shepley to speak at reunion, New York, 1871Item 78827 info
Maine Historical Society
In June 1871, James E. Montgomery of New York, wrote to ask Shepley to deliver the oration at the annual reunion of the Society of the Army & Navy of the Gulf.
Shepley, a brigadier general, had served as military governor of Louisiana.
Montgomery wrote that he knew Shepley could fill the "post of honor" as orator as "faithfully as you did other of far more danger in the times of war."