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Title: Civil War Envelope, 1861
Contributed by: Bangor Museum and Center for History
Media: Ink on paper
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
The 12th Maine Regiment, organized in November 1861 for three years, served primarily in New Orleans.
The Fifth Regiment Maine Volunteer Infantry was mustered into service in June 1861, only months after the beginning of hostilities.
The 1st Maine Regiment Cavalry mustered in at Augusta on Nov. 5, 1861 and fought in 29 battles before its three-year service ended in November 1864. The 1st Maine Cavalry suffered the heaviest losses of any Union cavalry regiment.
A history of Maine's Swedish Colony in Aroostook County. Project partners include Caribou Public Library, Maine Swedish Colony, New Sweden School, New Sweden Historical Society, Nylander Museum, and Stockholm Historical Society. In addition to a substantive history of the Colony generally, exhibit topics cover specific family histories, Olof Nylander, mills and homes in Stockholm, hand tools, railroads, and more.
A portal to Maine Memory Network images, documents, artifacts, and essays about the Civil War.
A unique two-town history. Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Historical Society, North Yarmouth Historical Society, Skyline Farm, and Greely Middle School partnered to tell the story of how Cumberland and North Yarmouth were originally part of the same community. Libraries, the Civil War, pauper laws, main streets, local industries, and Skyline Farm are some of the topics covered on the site.