Keywords: 21st Maine Volunteers
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.
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, 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.
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…
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…