George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.
Sophie May, whose real name was Rebecca Clarke, was the author of over 40 books between 1861 and 1903. She wrote the "Little Prudy Series" based on the little town of Norridgewock.
… developed new forms and decorative styles to appeal to buyers. Depictions of Wabanaki life and stories, along with scenes from the natural world…
… and abundant natural environment, the deep and appealing cultural traditions of native inhabitants, and the contributions of accomplished and…