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Item 76609

Title: Gen. Butler to Gen. Shepley on duties in Virginia, 1864

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1864-11-29

Location: Portsmouth

Media: Ink on paper

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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.