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Item 81806

T.B. Shelvey, Portland, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Irish Heritage Center

Date: circa 1890

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

Item 81851

Montgomery Guards Fifth Annual Ball ticket, Portland, 1877

Contributed by: Maine Irish Heritage Center

Date: 1877-01-17

Location: Portland

Media: Ink on paper

Item 81765

Eugene P. McGillicuddy, Portland, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Irish Heritage Center

Date: circa 1890

Location: Portland

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.

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Fight or buy bonds, World War I poster, 1917

World War I and the Maine Experience

With a long history of patriotism and service, Maine experienced the war in a truly distinct way. Its individual experiences tell the story of not only what it means to be an American, but what it means to be from Maine during the war to end all wars.