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.
For many different reasons people saved and carefully preserved the objects in this exhibit. Eventually, along with the memories they hold, the objects were passed to the Maine Historical Society. Object and memory, serve as a powerful way to explore history and to connect to the lives of people in the past.
… declared it to be of the "one true church," (Episcopalian) some of the parishioners left to form their own church.
… Third Parish, accompanied by many Unitarians and Episcopalians made the same excursion. At that time, Martin, his wife, Clara, and children Ada and…
Christ Church (1893) was built in Dark Harbor by Episcopalian summer residents. St. Mary’s of the Isles (1901) was built for the Catholic summer help…