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Item 65829

Eben Roberts, 21st Maine, to Mary Calderwood, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1863-04-16 Location: Baton Rouge; Vinalhaven Media: Ink on paper

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Item 11821

Lt. Alexander Crawford Jr., ca. 1864

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: 1864 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Item 61680

Widow's request for assistance, Bath, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1864 Location: Bath Media: Ink on paper

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World War I and the Maine Experience

With a long history of patriotism and service, Maine experienced the war in a truly distinct way. Its individual experiences tell the story of not only what it means to be an American, but what it means to be from Maine during the war to end all wars.


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.


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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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Tillson Testimonial

He was accepted into the regiment on the 15th and left for Washington two days later. On July 21st Henry was among the soldiers at the first battle…

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

The Strong Elementary School was chosen as one of three in Maine named a 2005 No Child Left Behind - Blue Ribbon School, and one of 295 nationwide…

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Otisfield Historical Society

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