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Historical Items

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Item 97584

Pvt. John Sheahan on cavalry battles, Virginia, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1863 Location: Dennysville; Fredericksburg Media: Pencil on paper

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Item 14762

Battle of Tripoli, July 25, 1804

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1804-07-25 Location: Tripoli Media: Oil on panel

Item 67506

Battle of Port Hudson, Louisiana, 1863

Contributed by: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division through Maine Historical Society Date: 1863 Location: Port Hudson Media: Digital image of chromolithograph

Exhibits

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Enemies at Sea, Companions in Death

Lt. William Burrows and Commander Samuel Blyth, commanders of the USS Enterprise and the HMS Boxer, led their ships and crews in Battle in Muscongus Bay on Sept. 5, 1813. The American ship was victorious, but both captains were killed. Portland staged a large and regal joint burial.

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Liberty Threatened: Maine in 1775

At Lexington and Concord, on April 19, 1775, British troops attempted to destroy munitions stored by American colonists. The battles were the opening salvos of the American Revolution. Shortly, the conflict would erupt in Maine.

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Belfast During the Civil War: The Home Front

Belfast residents responded to the Civil War by enlisting in large numbers, providing relief from the home front to soldiers, defending Maine's shoreline, and closely following the news from soldiers and from various battles.

Site Pages

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Maine and the Civil War - Offer for war battle images, Houlton, ca. 1862

Offer for war battle images, Houlton, ca. 1862 Contributed by Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Description A poster advertises…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - P.H. Tilson Death Notice

Tilson died on July 21, 1861 at the Battle of Bull Run. The goal of the battle was to force the Confederates to retreat to their next line of…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - JP Cilley Ledger From Post

§ Participated in the Battle of Haws Shop May 28, 1864. § Participated in the Battle of White House Landing May 30, 1864.

My Maine Stories

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The only letter to survive World War II
by Cyrene Slegona

Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.

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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.

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An allegory about the Vietnam war
by Bill Hinderer

An allegory about my service in the Vietnam War