Keywords: Civil War Memorial
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Contributed by: Bangor Public Library
Date: circa 1875
Media: Stereograph; Stereo photograph
Contributed by: Patten Free Library
Date: circa 1940
Location: Bath; Richmond; Frederick City
Media: black-and-white lithographed postcard
Maine supplied a huge number of soldiers to the Union Army during the Civil War -- some 700,000 -- and responded after the war by building monuments to soldiers who had served and soldiers who had died in the epic American struggle.
For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.
More than 9,000 Maine soldiers and sailors died during the Civil War while serving with Union forces. This exhibit tells the stories of a few of those men.
A portal to Maine Memory Network images, documents, artifacts, and essays about the Civil War.
A unique two-town history. Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Historical Society, North Yarmouth Historical Society, Skyline Farm, and Greely Middle School partnered to tell the story of how Cumberland and North Yarmouth were originally part of the same community. Libraries, the Civil War, pauper laws, main streets, local industries, and Skyline Farm are some of the topics covered on the site.
The history of a long-time mill town as depicted by seventh and eighth grade students at Mattanawcook Junior High School, with help from Lincoln Historical Society and Lincoln Memorial Library. The site includes exhibits on the paper industry, founding fathers, wartime Lincoln, Main Street, influential institutions, and communication and transportation.