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Historical Items

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Item 19253

Andersonville Prison Hospital and Stockade, Felix de la Baume, ca. 1864

Contributed by: Freeport Historical Society Date: circa 1864 Location: Andersonville Media: paper

Item 13568

Prisoners of War in the farm field, Houlton, 1945

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1945 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 13564

Prisoners of War, Houlton, 1945

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1945 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Prisoners of War

Mainers have been held prisoners in conflicts fought on Maine and American soil and in those fought overseas. In addition, enemy prisoners from several wars have been brought to Maine soil for the duration of the war.

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The Devil and the Wilderness

Anglo-Americans in northern New England sometimes interpreted their own anxieties about the Wilderness, their faith, and their conflicts with Native Americans as signs that the Devil and his handmaidens, witches, were active in their midst.

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War Through the Eyes of a Young Sailor

Eager to deal with the "Sesech" [Secessionists], young deepwater sailor John Monroe Dillingham of Freeport enlisted in the U.S. Navy as soon as he returned from a long voyage in 1862. His letters and those of his family offer first-hand insight into how one individual viewed the war.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Prisons and Firearms

Prisons and Firearms The information found in Hallowell’s annual reports described the Maine State Prison in the 1800’s.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Prison Industries

Prison Industries Quarry, State Prison, Thomaston, Maine c 1870Item Contributed byThomaston Historical Society Throughout the years, work…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Maine State Prison

Maine State Prison Model, Thomaston, MaineItem Contributed byThomaston Historical Society The Maine State Prison stood in Thomaston from 1824 until…

My Maine Stories

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Memories of a mission in Vietnam, January 11, 1970
by SGT. Ronald Santerre, 1st Calvary Division

Extracting villagers from the Viet Cong in Vietnam