Request for Gen. Shepley to find relative, Richmond, Va., 1865

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Brig. Gen. George F. Shepley, serving as military governor of Richmond after Union forces took the former Confederate capitol in April 1865, received a letter from Aaron B. Reid of Haverstraw, New York, asking Shepley to get a letter to Reid's sister, a resident of Richmond.

Reid wrote, "I have some relatives among the mis-guided & unfortunate citizens of Richmond..."

Reid also praised Shepley for his previous work as military governor of Louisiana, predicting that "the same urbanity, justice & kindness of heart, which caused you to be such a favorite among all classes at New Orleans, will win for you the same admiration at Richmond."

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  • Title: Request for Gen. Shepley to find relative, Richmond, Va., 1865
  • Creator: Reid, Aaron B.
  • Creation Date: 1865-04-06
  • Subject Date: 1865
  • Town: Haverstraw, Richmond
  • State: NY, VA
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 20.6 cm x 12.7 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 117, Box 4/5
  • Collection: George Foster Shepley papers
  • Object Type: Text

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