Purchase a reproduction of this item on VintageMaineImages.com.
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.
Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.