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Item 71042

Letter to Col. Shepley on circumstances in New Orleans, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Location: New Orleans

Media: Ink on paper

Item 100078

John Young Merrill diary, Leeds, 1860

Contributed by: Leeds Historical Society

Date: 1860 - 1861

Location: Leeds

Media: Ink on paper

Item 100452

Sumner Cummings Libby, Scarborough, 1863

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum

Date: circa 1863

Location: Scarborough; Cape Elizabeth

Media: Tintype

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Hiram Church, Presque Isle, 1861

Presque Isle and the Civil War

Presque Isle had fewer than 1,000 residents in 1860, but it still felt the impact of the Civil War. About half of the town's men went off to war. Of those, a third died. The effects of the war were widespread in the small community.


Brig. Gen. George F. Shepley, ca. 1863

George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.


John Merrill and son, Edwin, Leeds, 1860

John Y. Merrill: Leeds Farmer, Entrepreneur, & More

John Y. Merrill of Leeds (1823-1898) made terse entries in diaries he kept for 11 years. His few words still provide a glimpse into the life of a mid 18th century farmer, who also made shoes, quarried stone, moved barns, made healing salves -- and was active in civic affairs.

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1850 census page, Portland

Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - Census, Timeline

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1794 map of Farmington

Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - 1840 U.S. Census Questions

1840 U.S. Census Questions Below are some of the questions asked in the 1840 U.S. Census. 1. What is the number of your horses and mules? 2.

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John Bailey to Edward E. O'Brien, Thomaston, 1861

Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - 1850 to 1870

After an initial drop in census numbers to 3600 in 1860, due to the separation of South Thomaston and Rockland in 1848, the population leveled off…