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Item 72082

Title: Thank you note for Shepley donation, New Orleans, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1862-07-10

Location: New Orleans

Media: Ink on paper

Item 60177

Title: H.L.K. Wiggin letter about donation, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1863-10-08

Location: Washington

Media: Ink on paper

Item 77456

Title: Letter of thanks for donation for orphans, Bath, 1868

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1868-08-26

Location: Portland; Bath

Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibit

Brig. Gen. George F. Shepley, ca. 1863

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.

Exhibit

Maine Soldiers' Relief Association card, Washington

The Sanitary Commission: Meeting Needs of Soldiers, Families

The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.