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Item 19253

Title: 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

Title: Prisoners of War in the farm field, Houlton, 1945

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Date: 1945

Location: Houlton

Media: monochrome photograph

Item 13564

Title: Prisoners of War, Houlton, 1945

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Date: circa 1945

Location: Houlton

Media: monochrome photograph

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Exhibit

Letter from POW camp, 1944

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.

Exhibit

Map of coastal Maine forts, 1723

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.

Exhibit

Sgt. Nelson W. Jones, 3rd Maine Infantry, ca. 1862

This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.

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Site

Fales Edgarton House, Thomaston, ca. 1870

Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea

The history of a town on the northern bank of the St. George River, as told by representatives from Thomaston Historical Society, Thomaston Public Library, Montpelier: the General Henry Knox Museum, and students from Georges Valley High School. Architecture, General Knox, the Civil War, the Great Depression, and the state prison are some of the topics covered.