George Frost to George F. Shepley, New Orleans, 1865Item 76629 info
Maine Historical Society
The end of the war also meant renewing relationships for those split by Union and Confederate loyalties.
George H. Frost, apparently a relative of Shepley wrote to the former Union brigadier general in June 1865 to thank Shepley for a gift he had sent and to share his post-Civil War thoughts.
Frost, a graduate of West Point, served with the Confederate army. He wrote, "It was a sad thought to me that all of our efforts for the independence of the South were without result and all the precious blood which had been split and lives lost had been in vain."