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Keywords: Appointments

Historical Items

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Item 77737

George Beal letter on federal appointments, Norway, 1869

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1869 Location: Norway; Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 77743

George Beal on political appointments, Washington, 1869

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1869 Location: Portland; Norway Media: Ink on paper

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Item 22542

Pepperrell appointment to colonial Council, 1727

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1726-06-01 Location: Boston; Kittery Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.

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Lt. Charles Bridges: Getting Ahead in the Army

Sgt. Charles Bridges of Co. B of the 2nd Maine Infantry was close to the end of his two years' enlistment in early 1863 when he took advantage of an opportunity for advancement by seeking and getting a commission as an officer in the 3rd Regiment U.S. (Colored) Volunteers.

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Surgeon General Alonzo Garcelon

Alonzo Garcelon of Lewiston was a physician, politician, businessman, and civic leader when he became Maine's surgeon general during the Civil War, responsible for ensuring regiments had surgeons, for setting up a regimental hospital in Portland, and generally concerned with the well-being of Maine soldiers.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Island Postmistresses

… Joyce in 1852 and after him Joseph W Staples was appointed The mails during the last two appointments and a long time subsequent were carried to…

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Easton Historical Society

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St. Albans Historical Society

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My Maine Stories

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Rev James Wells Appointment as Chaplain for Maine in Civil War
by David Woodward

Certificate for Rev. Wells commissioned by Gov. Israel Washburn Jr. to serve in Maine 11th Regiment

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My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima