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Historical Items

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Item 21398

James F. Baldwin on effect of War of 1812 on land sales

Contributed by: Pierce Family Collection through Maine Historical Society Date: 1812 Location: Boston; Baldwin Media: Ink on paper

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Item 33899

Bluehill Light Infantry Back Pack, Blue Hill, ca. 1812

Contributed by: Jonathan Fisher Memorial, Inc. Date: circa 1812 Location: Blue Hill Media: Canvas with paint

Item 25215

Cmdr. Samuel Blyth, ca. 1812

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1812 Media: Ink on paper

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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Enemies at Sea, Companions in Death

Lt. William Burrows and Commander Samuel Blyth, commanders of the USS Enterprise and the HMS Boxer, led their ships and crews in Battle in Muscongus Bay on Sept. 5, 1813. The American ship was victorious, but both captains were killed. Portland staged a large and regal joint burial.

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William King

Maine's first governor, William King, was arguably the most influential figure in Maine's achieving statehood in 1820. Although he served just one year as the Governor of Maine, he was instrumental in establishing the new state's constitution and setting up its governmental infrastructure.

Site Pages

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - War of 1812

War of 1812 Text by Karyn Field There is no doubt that by the time of the Battle of Hampden, September 3, 1814, the British were already familiar…

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Lincoln, Maine - Civil War

I think all the people that fought in the Civil War were really brave. One of the men that was part of the Civil War from Lincoln was William…

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Lincoln, Maine - Aroostook War

… Aroostook War (also known as the “Pork and Beans War” and the “Lumberjack War”), I would be nervous if I was a wife to one of the men that went to…

My Maine Stories

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The centuries-long history of Passamaquoddy Veterans
by Donald Soctomah, Passamaquoddy Historic Preservation Office

Passamaquoddy Veterans Protecting the Homeland