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Historical Items

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Item 75223

Gen. Banks telegram on Confederates loss of boat, Louisiana, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1863 Location: New Iberia Media: Ink on paper

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Item 71948

Plea for return of skiff, New Orleans, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1862 Location: New Orleans Media: Ink on paper

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Item 84665

Libby Prison key, ca. 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1863 Location: Richmond Media: Iron

Exhibits

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Exhibit

This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.

Exhibit

George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

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.