Instructions when alarm sounded, New Orleans, 1862

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Gen. George F. Shepley of Portland, military governor of Louisiana and military commandant of New Orleans, along with Lt. G. Wietzel of the U.S. Engineers who was assistant military commandant of New Orleans, issued confidential instructions for troop movements and assignments in case an alarm was sounded.

The 14th Maine was to join Thompson's Battery and move quickly to headquarters. The 12th Maine, Shepley's regiment before his promotions, was to report to headquarters.

Also affected were the 31st Massachusetts, 13th Connecticut, Read's and Perkins' Cavalry, the 8th Vermont, and various detached guards.

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About This Item

  • Title: Instructions when alarm sounded, New Orleans, 1862
  • Creator: Shepley, George F.
  • Creation Date: 1862-06-11
  • Subject Date: 1862
  • Town: New Orleans
  • State: LA
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 32.3 cm x 19.6 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 117, Box 1/6
  • Collection: George Foster Shepley papers
  • Object Type: Text

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