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Gov. Chamberlain introduction of student to G.F. Shepley, 1867

Gov. Chamberlain introduction of student to G.F. Shepley, 1867

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Maine Historical Society

Joshua Chamberlain, a celebrated Union commander now serving as governor of Maine, wrote to Shepley to recommend B.B. Eaton, a Bowdoin College graduate who sought to study law with Shepley.

Chamberlain referred to him as "entirely worthy of your confidence and association."

Chamberlain had been a professor at Bowdoin before becoming an officer in the Union army during the Civil War. Shepley served as commander of the 12th Maine, then military governor of Louisiana.


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