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Col. George F. Shepley, ca. 1861

Col. George F. Shepley, ca. 1861

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Maine Historical Society

Paperwork demands sometimes exceeded the usual records. Brig. Gen. George F. Shepley of Portland, for instance, served as military governor of Union-occupied Louisiana from December 1862 to 1864.

Shepley, U.S. attorney for Maine and a Democrat, was commander of the 12th Maine Regiment, which was sent to Louisiana as part of Gen. Benjamin Butler's 3rd Brigade.


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