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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

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

Location: Litchfield; Hilton Head; Charleston

Media: Ink on paper

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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.

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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.

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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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Dr. George Z. Higgins home, Strong, ca. 1890

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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Dr. Charles W. Bell, Strong, ca. 1935

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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Main Street through

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.