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Item 6336

Reverend Collamore Purington

Contributed by: Maine State Archives Date: circa 1863 Media: Autographed Carte-de Visite, mounted albumin print

Item 98707

Reverend Collamore Purington, Presque Isle, 1861

Contributed by: Presque Isle Historical Society Date: circa 1861 Location: Presque Isle Media: Carte de visite

Item 98711

Hiram Church, Presque Isle, 1861

Contributed by: Maine State Archives Date: circa 1861 Location: Presque Isle Media: Carte de visite

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Presque Isle and the Civil War

Presque Isle had fewer than 1,000 residents in 1860, but it still felt the impact of the Civil War. About half of the town's men went off to war. Of those, a third died. The effects of the war were widespread in the small community.