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Historical Items

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Item 75082

Gen. Shepley warning on Rebel attack, New Orleans, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1863 Location: New Orleans; Baton Rouge Media: Ink on paper

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Item 100971

Samuel Washburn on rebel attack at City Point, Virginia, 1862

Contributed by: Washburn Norlands Living History Center Date: 1862-06-18 Location: City Point Media: Ink on paper

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Item 81997

Antonio Sylvain, Tientsin, China, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: circa 1920 Location: Tianjin Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

Maine's 20th Regiment

The War was not going well for the Union and in the summer of 1862, when President Lincoln called for an additional 300,000 troops, it was not a surprise to see so many men enlist in an attempt to bring proper leadership into the Army.

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Belfast During the Civil War: The Home Front

Belfast residents responded to the Civil War by enlisting in large numbers, providing relief from the home front to soldiers, defending Maine's shoreline, and closely following the news from soldiers and from various battles.