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Brig. Gen. Neal Dow, 13th Maine

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Brig. Gen. Neal Dow, 13th Maine

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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.

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  • Title: Brig. Gen. Neal Dow, 13th Maine
  • Creation Date: 1861
  • Subject Date: 1861
  • State: ME
  • Media: Black and white photograph
  • Dimensions (cm): 17 x 12
  • Local Code: Photographs--Dow
  • Collection: Neal Dow
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
http://www.mainehistory.org

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