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Item 70234

Surgeon report on illness in New Orleans, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Location: New Orleans

Media: Ink on paper

Item 66028

Alonzo Garcelon to Israel Washburn on regimental surgeons, 1861

Contributed by: Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library

Location: Lewiston

Media: Ink on paper

Item 100359

Hiram Abbott, Rumford Center, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Greater Rumford Area Historical Society

Date: circa 1870

Location: Rumford

Media: Photographic print

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Alonzo Garcelon, Lewiston, ca. 1890

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.


John Parris Sheahan, ca. 1870

John P. Sheahan, 1st Maine Cavalry, 31st Maine Infantry

John P. Sheahan of Dennysville served in the 1st Maine Cavalry from August 1862 until March 1864 when he was commissioned as a lieutenant in Co. E of the 31st Maine Infantry. His letters reveal much about the life of a soldier, including political views and thoughts about the war.


Charles Weed's Certificate of Disability, 1862

Home Ties: Sebago During the Civil War

Letters to and from Sebago soldiers who served in the Civil War show concern on both sides about farms and other issues at home as well as concern from the home front about soldiers' well-being.

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Share Certificate, Franklin Farmers Co-Operative Tel. Co., Strong, 1912

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

People called Ella to contact the doctor if he and his assistant were busy with patients. Ella would frequently relay his medical advice to the…

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Main Street through "the village," Strong, ca. 1890

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Strong's History - Page 1 of 4

John Cottle, retired in 1816, a series of doctors worked in the town. One of the most beloved was Dr. Charles Bell.

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Fales Edgarton House, Thomaston, ca. 1870

Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Beniah Harding

… test easily, but I was 11 pounds overweight, the doctor said if I lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks he’d let me in, so I went on a strict diet of nothing…

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My story about tours of duty in Vietnam

by Maynard Bradley

I served in the Army Special Forces as a Green Beret, it still effects me today.


Vietnam Memoirs

by David Chessey