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Item 16119

18th Regiment recruiting poster, Aroostook County, 1862

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Date: 1862

Media: paper

Item 33711

W. C. Clark of the 18th Maine, 1861

Contributed by: Lincoln Historical Society

Date: 1861

Location: Lincoln; Hampden; Brewer

Media: Photographic print

Item 82152

James Parker, Artificer, First Maine Heavy Artillery Regiment, ca. 1863

Contributed by: Mount Desert Island Historical Society

Date: circa 1863

Media: Photographic print

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Scouts and guides with the Army of the Potomac

Maine's 20th Regiment

The War was not going well for the Union and in the summer of 1862, when President Lincoln called for an additional 300,000 troops, it was not a surprise to see so many men enlist in an attempt to bring proper leadership into the Army.


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West W. Cooper, Union, 1861

For the Union: Civil War Deaths

More than 9,000 Maine soldiers and sailors died during the Civil War while serving with Union forces. This exhibit tells the stories of a few of those men.


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Pvt. John E. Stewart on letter writing, Virginia, 1861

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.

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1st Maine Heavy Artillery, Bangor, 1865

John Martin: Expert Observer - 1st Maine Heavy Artillery, Bangor, 1865

… The 1st Maine Heavy Artillery, a Civil War regiment organized as the 18th Maine Infantry, returned to Bangor in September 1865, greeted by a large…

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Civil War Envelope, 1861

Life on a Tidal River - Three Civil War Letters - Page 1 of 4

The Second Maine Regiment, consisting of men from Bangor and the nearby region left Bangor on May 14th, just one month after Lincoln's call for…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Strong's History - Page 1 of 4

By the end of the 18th century, townspeople asked that the area be incorporated. Governor Caleb Strong, of Massachusetts, decreed on January 31…