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Brig. Gen. Neal Dow, 13th Maine

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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