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Historical Items

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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

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Item 100562

William B. Lapham of Bethel, ca. 1863

Contributed by: Bethel Historical Society Date: circa 1863 Location: Washington; New York Media: Photographic print

Item 65096

Request for prisoner exchange, Litchfield, 1864

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1864-10-12 Location: Litchfield; Hilton Head; Charleston Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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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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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.

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Lt. Charles A. Garcelon, 16th Maine

The son of Maine's surgeon general and nephew of a captain in the 16th Maine, Charles A. Garcelon of Lewiston served in Co. I of the 16th Maine. His letters home in the first 17 months of his service express his reflections on war and his place in it.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

His daughter Lelia Higgins, also a physician. lived and practiced here. The home was purchased in 1901 by Dr. Charles W. Bell.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

He moved his practice to Farmington after 40 years of service in Strong. As a physician and surgeon, he was loved and respected by all.

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

… Society A Legendary Doctor After Strong’s first physician, Dr. John Cottle, retired in 1816, a series of doctors worked in the town.