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Historical Items

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Item 66035

Samuel B. Hunter, 7th Maine, to Alonzo Garcelon, 1862

Contributed by: Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library Media: Ink on paper

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Tax Records

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Item 86596

Griffin property, Church Road, Cliff Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Fred H. Griffin Use: Camp

Item 86631

Griffin property, Church Road, Cliff Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Fayette G. Griffin Use: Camp

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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George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.