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Keywords: Civil War Soldiers

Historical Items

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Item 100744

List of Civil War soldiers, Pittsfield, 1864

Contributed by: Maine Central Institute Date: 1864-04-15 Location: Pittsfield Media: Ink on paper

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Item 94887

Civil War Monument, Presque Isle, 2013

Contributed by: Presque Isle Historical Society Date: 2013 Location: Presque Isle Media: Digital photograph

Item 70734

Civil War infantry soldier, Vassalboro, ca. 1864

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: circa 1864 Location: Vassalboro Media: Carte de visite

Exhibits

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Monuments to Civil War Soldiers

Maine supplied a huge number of soldiers to the Union Army during the Civil War -- some 70,000 -- and responded after the war by building monuments to soldiers who had served and soldiers who had died in the epic American struggle.

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Civil War Soldiers Impact Pittsfield

Although not everyone in town supported the war effort, more than 200 Pittsfield men served in Civil War regiments. Several reminders of their service remain in the town.

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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.

Site Pages

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Maine and the Civil War - Headstone, unknown Confederate soldier, Gray

The gravestone reads, "Stranger, A soldier of the late war died 1862, Erected by the ladies of Gray." View additional information about this item on…

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Lincoln, Maine - Civil War

Soldier's Monument X "How did the Civil war impact your life? Your future? Or future as a town?" The Civil War impacted my life because, when I…

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Maine and the Civil War - Communities and the War

… from their historical collections relating to the Civil War era and residents of their area who participated in the war; held "One Book, One…

My Maine Stories

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Rev James Wells Appointment as Chaplain for Maine in Civil War
by David Woodward

Certificate for Rev. Wells commissioned by Gov. Israel Washburn Jr. to serve in Maine 11th Regiment

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I have thought about Vietnam almost every day for 48 years
by Ted Heselton

Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam