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Item 76609

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

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1864

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.

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Map of Cobscook Bay Area, 1881

Lubec, Maine - Lubec History

… of their affairs being (as they say) within their jurisdiction; on the other hand obliged to pay obedience to the laws of Massachusetts ….