Gen. George F. Shepley

A resident of Portland, Maine, Shepley was
commissioned as Col. 12th Maine Volunteer
Infantry on 1/20/1861.  On 7/18/1862 he was
commissioned into the U. S. Vol. Gen. Staff.  
He served on Mjr. Gen. Butler's staff.  On
Union occupation of New Orleans, he was
made military commandant of that city then
Military Governor of Louisiana.  Upon
Federal entry into Richmond he was made the
Military Governor of that city.  

Shown here with the Brady photo of Shepley
is his hat device as Colonel of the 12th
Maine along with a presentation coffee pot
inscribed to the Colonel.
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