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Neal Dow (1804-1897) of Portland, a strong advocate of prohibition and author of the "Maine Law" that banned alcohol in the state, enlisted at age 57 as a general and commander of the 13th Maine Infantry.
He served in Louisiana where he was injured in May 1863. While convalescing, he was captured by Confederate forces and sent to a prison in Richmond.
About This Item
- Title: Brig. Gen. Neal Dow, 13th Maine
- Creation Date: 1861
- Subject Date: 1861
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 17 cm x 12 cm
- Local Code: Photographs--Dow
- Collection: Neal Dow
- Object Type: Image
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