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Contributed by: Greater Rumford Area Historical Society
Date: circa 1912
Media: Post Card
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Location: Portsmouth; Norfolk
Media: Ink on paper
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.