Chaplain Joseph F. Lovering, Portland, ca. 1863

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Joseph F. Lovering, a native of Kingston, Massachusetts, was commissioned as chaplain of the 17th Maine Infantry Regiment on November 10, 1863, replacing Pastor Jeremiah Hayden, a Free Will Baptist, who was given a disability discharge.

Lovering had been minister of the Second Unitarian Church in Portland before joining the 17th Maine. He was mustered out on June 4, 1865, and was a clergyman in Concord, N.H., after the war.

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  • Title: Chaplain Joseph F. Lovering, Portland, ca. 1863
  • Creator: Freeman & Coffin, Nantucket, MA
  • Creation Date: circa 1863
  • Subject Date: circa 1863
  • Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Carte de visite
  • Dimensions: 10 cm x 6 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 2293, Carte de visite album
  • Collection: Capt. Granville F. Sparrow Civil War collection
  • Object Type: Image

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