Anonymous criticism of Gen. Shepley, Bangor, 1862

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An anonymous correspondent who identified himself as "One who knows you well" wrote to Brig. Gen. George Shepley, military governor of Louisiana, expressing "shame" that Union officials in Louisiana stopped publication of a newspaper there, which the writer said supported "peace."

The writer also enclosed a clipping from the New Orleans Delta Mail about the order by Maj. Gen. Benjamin Butler to suppress the Daily Advocate. The newspaper column quoted the Advocate as saying an armistice might be near and whether it resulted from "Democratic success" or "foreign intervention," peace would be welcome.

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  • Title: Anonymous criticism of Gen. Shepley, Bangor, 1862
  • Creation Date: 1862-11-30
  • Subject Date: 1862-11-30
  • Town: New Orleans
  • State: LA
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 20.2 cm x 12.7 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 117, Box 2/7
  • Collection: George Foster Shepley papers
  • Object Type: Text

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