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Item 71041

Appointment of Col. George Shepley as Louisiana governor, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1862-06-03 Location: Washington; New Orleans Media: Ink on paper

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Item 77737

George Beal letter on federal appointments, Norway, 1869

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1869 Location: Norway; Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 74473

Order for provisional court in Louisiana, Washington, D.C., 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1862-10-20 Location: New Orleans Media: Ink on paper

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Online Exhibits

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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.


Lt. Charles Bridges: Getting Ahead in the Army

Sgt. Charles Bridges of Co. B of the 2nd Maine Infantry was close to the end of his two years' enlistment in early 1863 when he took advantage of an opportunity for advancement by seeking and getting a commission as an officer in the 3rd Regiment U.S. Volunteers.


This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.

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Surry by the Bay - Early Settlement

… Surry's first Trial Justice, who received his appointment from Governor King, settled near the Floods in 1784 at "No Man's Cape" as Newbury Neck…

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Guilford, Maine - Veterans Tributes - Page 2 of 2

Eisenhower who appointed her as his personal and confidential secretary. For ten months she worked at his side on Operation Overlord, the planning…

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Pittsfield Historical Society

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My Maine Stories

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Rev James Wells Appointment as Chaplain for Maine in Civil War
by David Woodward

Certificate for Rev. Wells commissioned by Gov. Israel Washburn Jr. to serve in Maine 11th Regiment


My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima