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Item 65144

Title: Letter seeking furlough to vote, Virginia, 1864

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1864-10-23

Location: Alexandria; Petersburg; Presque Isle

Media: Ink on paper

Item 67448

Title: Sebago votes to raise money to pay soldier's bounties, 1862

Contributed by: Sebago Historical Society

Date: 1868-12-14

Location: Sebago

Media: ink on paper

Item 31552

Title: Suffrage vote poster, Portland, 1917

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1917

Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibit

Anti-suffrage stamps, 1918

Debates Over Suffrage

While numerous Mainers worked for and against woman suffrage in the state in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, some also worked on the national level, seeking a federal amendment to allow women the right to vote

Exhibit

Maine Soldiers' Relief Association card, Washington

The Sanitary Commission: Meeting Needs of Soldiers, Families

The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.