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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