Bangor women's donations for soldiers, Boston, 1863

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

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Three women from Bangor wrote to wrote to Brig. Gen. George F. Shepley, military governor of Louisiana, that
"the Ladies of the Sanitary" were sending a box of clothing and "delicacies" for sick soldiers that they hoped would go to Maine soldiers serving in Louisiana.

Mrs. Dr. Barker, Mrs. Franklin Muzzy, and Mrs. M.B. Ricker wrote that they "should be pleased to have the Maine Regts. know they are remembered, toiled for, prayed for, by their true country women at home, who hear with pride of their brave and heroic deeds."

The box was sent to Boston where the New England division of the U.S. Sanitary Commission shipped it to New Orleans. Shepley, a Maine native, was a lawyer in Portland before joining the 12th Maine Infantry Volunteers as commander. He forwarded the supplies to the hospital of the 12th Maine.

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About This Item

  • Title: Bangor women's donations for soldiers, Boston, 1863
  • Creator: Barker
  • Creation Date: 1863-10-09
  • Subject Date: 1863
  • Town: New Orleans
  • State: LA, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 21.2 cm x 13.1 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 117, Box 3/7
  • Collection: George Foster Shepley papers
  • Object Type: Text

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