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Item 70819

Letter urging Shepley run for Congress, Portland, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1862-05-15 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Progressive Party Rally, Dixfield, 1914

Contributed by: Dixfield Historical Society Date: 1914 Location: Dixfield Media: Photographic print


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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.