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Item 5447

Maine Militia, Augusta, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1870 Location: Augusta Media: Photographic print

Item 100334

British volunteer militia cufflinks, Portland, ca. 1758

Contributed by: Tate House Museum Date: circa 1758 Location: Portland Media: Brass

Item 10277

North Company of Infantry roll, Bath, 1805-1815

Contributed by: Patten Free Library Date: 1805 - 1815 Location: Bath Media: Ink on paper

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Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.


Civil War Soldiers Impact Pittsfield

Although not everyone in town supported the war effort, more than 200 Pittsfield men served in Civil War regiments. Several reminders of their service remain in the town.


Father Rasles, the Indians and the English

Father Sebastien Rasle, a French Jesuit, ran a mission for Indians at Norridgewock and, many English settlers believed, encouraged Indian resistance to English settlement. He was killed in a raid on the mission in 1724 that resulted in the remaining Indians fleeing for Canada.

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Blue Hill, Maine - Craftsman

… at that time) Light Infantry which was a local militia during the War of 1812. Though the unit never participated in combat, Fisher was able to…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Junior Martin in cadet uniform, Bangor, ca. 1871

… 1871 drilling with the Jameson Guards, a state militia group. Junior Martin's father, John Martin (1823-1904) drew three illustrations of his son…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Northeast Harbor: From Rustic to Rusticators

He served in at least three different groups while in the militia, and family lore says he was active in the capture of the British vessel Margaretta.