Contributed by Maine Historical Society
George M. Sternberg, acting medical director of the Department of the Gulf, wrote to Brig. Gen. George F. Shepley, military governor of Louisiana, to say that he found no disability in the case of Pvt. George A. Perkins, Co. D., 12th Maine, who had apparently sought a discharge.
Perkins, of Carthage, had written to Shepley in April 1863, seeking a two-month furlough to return to Maine because his family had been "turned out of doors."
Perkins was 35 when he enlisted in November 1861 in the regiment Shepley commanded. He died of disease Feb. 9, 1864.
About This Item
- Title: Medical director report on Perkins, New Orleans, 1863
- Creator: Sternberg, George M.
- Creation Date: 1863-05-13
- Subject Date: 1863-05-13
- Town: New Orleans
- State: LA
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions: 21.7 cm x 13.6 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 117, Box 3/1
- Collection: George Foster Shepley papers
- Object Type: Text
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- War--Relief of sick and wounded
- Military discharge
- War wounds
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Medical care
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Civilian relief
- Wounds and injuries
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