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Item 70819

Letter urging Shepley run for Congress, Portland, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Location: Portland

Media: Ink on paper

Item 78977

Progressive Party Rally, Dixfield, 1914

Contributed by: Dixfield Historical Society

Date: 1914

Location: Dixfield

Media: Photographic print

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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.