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Item 94887

Title: Civil War Monument, Presque Isle, 2013

Contributed by: Presque Isle Historical Society

Date: 2013

Location: Presque Isle

Media: Digital photograph

Item 70735

Title: Civil War infantry soldier, ca. 1862

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library

Date: circa 1862

Media: Tintype

Item 70734

Title: Civil War infantry soldier, Vassalboro, ca. 1864

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library

Date: circa 1864

Location: Vasselboro

Media: Carte-de-Visite; photograph

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Exhibit

Erecting monument in Monument Square, Portland, 1891

Monuments to Civil War Soldiers

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.

Exhibit

Woodbury K. Dana's grave, Westbrook, 1924

Memorializing Civil War Veterans: Portland & Westbrook

Three cemeteries -- all of which were in Westbrook during the Civil War -- contain headstones of Civil War soldiers. The inscriptions and embellishments on the stones offer insight into sentiments of the eras when the soldiers died.

Exhibit

Culp's Hill from East Cemetery Hill

Meshach P. Larry: Civil War Letters

Meshach P. Larry, a Windham blacksmith, joined Maine's 17th Regiment Company H on August 18, 1862. Larry and his sister, Phebe, wrote to each other frequently during the Civil War, and his letters paint a vivid picture of the life of a soldier.

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Site

Civil War recruiting broadside, 1861

Maine and the Civil War

A portal to Maine Memory Network images, documents, artifacts, and essays about the Civil War.

Site

View of cars coming to Surry, 1917

Surry by the Bay

The Downeast community's history as presented by a broad-based team of representatives from Surry Elementary School and Surry Historical Society. Topics covered include the Surry Opera House and Surry Playhouse, the Surry Village School and education over time in the community, sawmills, and early property owner Phebe Fowler. Students scanned and transcribed a large number of the items digitized for the project.