Keywords: Prisoners and prisons
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Contributed by: Freeport Historical Society
Date: circa 1864
Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
Media: Photographic print
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.
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.
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.
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Prisons and Firearms The information found in Hallowell’s annual reports described the Maine State Prison in the 1800’s.
Prison Industries Quarry, State Prison, Thomaston, Maine c 1870Item Contributed byThomaston Historical Society Throughout the years, work…
Maine State Prison Model, Thomaston, MaineItem Contributed byThomaston Historical Society The Maine State Prison stood in Thomaston from 1824 until…
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by SGT. Ronald Santerre, 1st Calvary Division
Extracting villagers from the Viet Cong in Vietnam