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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

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

Item 81997

Antonio Sylvain, Tientsin, China, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection

Date: circa 1920

Location: Tianjin

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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Scouts and guides with the Army of the Potomac

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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Civil War quilt , Belfast, 1864

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.