Gen. G.F. Shepley on straw for 12th Regiment, New Orleans, 1862

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Brig. Gen. George F. Shepley wrote to Adjutant General L. Thomas about a $49.76 bill charged to the 12th Maine Regiment, of which Shepley had been commander, for excess straw.

Shepley explains why so much straw was needed -- soldiers had no coats, some had no blankets, and there was snow on the ground when they were camped at Camp Butler in October and November 1861.

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  • Title: Gen. G.F. Shepley on straw for 12th Regiment, New Orleans, 1862
  • Creator: Shepley, George F.
  • Creation Date: 1862-12-08
  • Subject Date: 1862-12-08
  • Town: New Orleans
  • State: LA
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 24.5 cm x 20 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 117, Box 2/8
  • Collection: George Foster Shepley papers
  • Object Type: Text

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