Laurens Joyce request for troop command, Florida, 1863

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Capt. Laurens Joyce of Brunswick, captain of Co. F of the 15th Maine Volunteers, wrote to Brig. Gen. George F. Shepley, military governor of Louisiana, asking for him to forward an endorsement of Joyce's application to command a Colored Regiment.

Joyce, who enlisted in December 1861 at age 36, noted that he had spent the past four years in Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida and was in good health.

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  • Title: Laurens Joyce request for troop command, Florida, 1863
  • Creator: Joyce, Laurens J.
  • Creation Date: 1863-05-10
  • Subject Date: 1863
  • Town: Barrancas, New Orleans
  • State: FL, LA
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. 117, Box 3/2
  • Collection: George Foster Shepley papers
  • Object Type: Text

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