G.F. Shepley election as commander of Maine GAR, 1877

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R.M. Mason, assistant adjutant general of the Headquarters Department of Maine for the Grand Army of the Republic, a Union soldiers' veterans organization, wrote the George F. Shepley of Portland to inform him that he was unanimously elected commander of the Department of Maine.

Shepley (1819-1878), serving as judge of the First Circuit Court of the U.S., served as commander of the 12th Maine Infantry, then military governor of Louisiana and military governor of Richmond, Virginia.

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  • Title: G.F. Shepley election as commander of Maine GAR, 1877
  • Creator: Mason, R. M.
  • Creation Date: 1877-02-06
  • Subject Date: 1877
  • Town: Lewiston, Portland
  • County: Androscoggin, Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 25.5 cm x 20.4 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 117, Box 4/11
  • Collection: George Foster Shepley papers
  • Object Type: Text

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