Civil War Cdv Union General George W Shepley Of Maine


Civil War Cdv Union General George W Shepley Of Maine

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Condition as seen."George Foster Shepley (January 1, 1819 – July 20, 1878) was an officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War, military governor of Louisiana and a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Circuit Courts for the First Circuit.Born on January 1, 1819, in Saco, Maine,[1] Shepley attended Harvard University, received an Artium Baccalaureus degree in 1837 from Dartmouth College and read law in 1839.[1] He entered private practice in Bangor, Maine from 1839 to 1844.[1] He continued private practice in Portland, Maine from 1844 to 1861.[1] He served as the United States Attorney for the District of Maine from 1848 to 1849 and from 1853 to 1861.[1] He served as a Brigadier General in the United States Army during the American Civil War from 1861 to 1865.[1] He resumed private practice in Portland from 1865 to 1866.[1] He was a member of the Maine House of Representatives from 1866 to 1867.[1] He again resumed private practice in Portland from 1867 to 1869.[1]


Civil War service


General George Shepley

Shepley was commissioned a Colonel of the 12th Maine Infantry on November 16, 1861.[2] He was assigned to the Department of the Gulf, commanding a brigade during the New Orleans campaign from April 18, 1862, to May 1, 1862.[2] He served as military governor of New Orleans, Louisiana from May 1862 to July 1862, and then served as military governor of the Union-occupied parishes of Louisiana until March 1864.[2] He was appointed Brigadier General of Volunteers on July 18, 1862.[2] He briefly headed a district in Virginia and then served as chief of staff of XXV Corps, in the Army of the James.[2] He then served as military governor of Richmond, Virginia from April 3, 1865, to July 1, 1865, when he resigned his military commission to return to private practice.[2]


Federal judicial service

Shepley was nominated by President Ulysses S. Grant on December 8, 1869, to the United States Circuit Courts for the First Circuit, to a new seat authorized by 16 Stat. 44.[1] He was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 22, 1869, and received his commission the same day.[1] His service terminated on July 20, 1878, due to his death in Portland.[1] He was interred at Evergreen Cemetery in Portland.[3] His tombstone has his birth date as January 1, 1819.[3]


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