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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

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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Sgt. Nelson W. Jones, 3rd Maine Infantry, ca. 1862

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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Maine Soldiers' Relief Association card, Washington

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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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.