Col. Nickerson plea for wood for berths, New Orleans, 1862

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Col. Franklin S. Nickerson, a native of Swanville, served as commander of the 14th Maine Volunteers in the the Department of the Gulf.

He wrote to fellow Mainer Gen. George F. Shepley, military commandant of New Orleans to ask for lumber for the troops to build berths. He wrote, "Our men are suffering in health for want of lumber to build berths."

He also wrote that the regiment had not made many requests and that the quartermaster department should handle it, but he had yet to receive the lumber.

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  • Title: Col. Nickerson plea for wood for berths, New Orleans, 1862
  • Creator: Franklin S. Nickerson
  • Creation Date: 1862-06-05
  • Subject Date: 1862-06-05
  • Location: New Orleans, LA
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 20.5 cm x 12.5 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 117, Box 1/5
  • Collection: George Foster Shepley papers
  • Object Type: Text

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