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Historical Items

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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 59531

Letter seeking back pay, Virginia, 1861

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1861 Location: Alexandria Media: Ink on paper

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Item 64623

Letter to John Sheahan recalling escape, 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1864 Location: Erie; Dennysville Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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Exhibit

Student Exhibit: A Civil War Soldier from Skowhegan

Alexander Crawford a soldier from Skowhegan, was born in 1839 on a farm on the Dudley Corner Road in Skowhegan. He served in the Civil War and returned to Skowhegan to run the family farm.

Exhibit

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.

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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.