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.
About This Item
- 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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Standardized Subject Headings
- United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 12th (1861-1864)
- Paying bills
- Debt--Louisiana--New Orleans
- United States--Civil War, 1861-1865
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