The Civil War history of Brig. General George F. Shepley can best be found in the first pages of our on line personal collection site but suffice it to say here that Maine native George Foster Shepley entered service in the Civil War as Colonel of the 12th Maine Volunteer Infantry and was commissioned Brig. General, U. S. Volunteer General Staff ,US Volunteers General Staff on July 18, 1862. During his tenure in Louisiana Shepley served briefly as Acting Mayor of New Orleans and was appointed Military Governor of the occupied parishes of Louisiana from 1862-1864. He was appointed Military Governor of the fallen Confederate Capital City of Richmond, Virginia April 3, 1865 serving in that post until he returned to civilian life and Maine. This Civil War vintage Carte de Visite remains in excellent condition with strong contrast and will be best described by our photo illustrations. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! :COLOR=#0000FF>

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