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Item 76194

A.W. Longfellow request for soldier's effects, Portland, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1863 Location: Portland; New Orleans; Yarmouth; Port Hudson Media: Ink on paper

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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.