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Historical Items

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Item 5383

Ladies to the Soldiers, Stillwater, 1861

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1861 Location: Stillwater Media: Ink on paper

Item 70082

Letter on regimental forms, 1861

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1861 Location: Boston Media: Ink on paper

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Item 9291

Luther Lawrence, ca. 1861

Contributed by: North Yarmouth Historical Society Date: circa 1861 Location: Gray; Pownal; North Yarmouth Media: Photoprint

Exhibits

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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.

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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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Patriotic Imagery: 1861-1880

Imagery on letterhead soldiers used, on soldiers' memorials produced after the war, and on many other items captured the themes of the American Civil War: union, liberty, and freedom.

Site Pages

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Maine and the Civil War - Poster seeking cavalry horses, Aroostook County, 1861

Poster seeking cavalry horses, Aroostook County, 1861 Contributed by Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Description A Civil War…

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Maine and the Civil War - Letter from Daniel Lord to his wife, July 21, 1861

… Letter from Daniel Lord to his wife, July 21, 1861 Contributed by Maine Historical Society Description Daniel Lord wrote to his second…

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Narrative History: Maine Swedish Colony

Then in 1861, the State of Maine, which had been losing its younger population to the West, divided T15-R3 WELS (West of the Easterly Line of the…

My Maine Stories

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Rev James Wells Appointment as Chaplain for Maine in Civil War
by David Woodward

Certificate for Rev. Wells commissioned by Gov. Israel Washburn Jr. to serve in Maine 11th Regiment

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

Passamaquoddy Veterans Protecting the Homeland

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Mosher family history and my career at S.D. Warren
by Abbott Mosher

My family settled the Westbrook region and I am a 4th generation paper maker at S.D. Warren.