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Historical Items

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Item 15279

Coastal Artillery Corps companies, Fort McKinley, 1909

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1909 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 15273

Coastal Artillery Corps camp, Great Diamond Island, 1909

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1909 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 21660

Moving gun, South Portland, 1898

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1898 Location: South Portland Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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World War I and the Maine Experience

With a long history of patriotism and service, Maine experienced the war in a truly distinct way. Its individual experiences tell the story of not only what it means to be an American, but what it means to be from Maine during the war to end all wars.

Exhibit

This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

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.

Exhibit

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.

Site Pages

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - U.S. Flagship Hartford

We also learned about artillery onboard the ship. We also learned more about the captain of this ship. This is a secondary resource.

Site Page

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - "Fly Rod" Crosby - Page 2 of 3

… Crosby as a writer and sent her all over the east coast to represent the Maine Woods at expositions and on boards promoting tourism.

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Life on a Tidal River - Narrative

… 26th Maine Infantry, and the First Maine Heavy Artillery. All were mustered in Bangor. Troops soon gathered at the state armory on Essex Street and…

My Maine Stories

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Story

My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima