G.F. Shepley election as commander of Maine GAR, 1877Item 78831 info
Maine Historical Society
R.M. Mason, assistant adjutant general of the Headquarters Department of Maine for the Grand Army of the Republic, a Union soldiers' veterans organization, informed Shepley that he was unanimously elected commander of the Department of Maine.
Shepley (1819-1878), serving as judge of the First Circuit Court of the U.S., was commander of the 12th Maine Infantry, then military governor of Louisiana and military governor of Richmond, Virginia.