Keywords: 18th Regiment
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Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
Contributed by: Lincoln Historical Society
Location: Brewer; Hampden; Lincoln
Contributed by: Mount Desert Island Historical Society
Date: circa 1863
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.
Britain was especially interested in occupying Maine during the Colonial era to take advantage of the timber resources. The tall, straight, old growth white pines were perfect for ships' masts to help supply the growing Royal Navy.