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Historical Items

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Item 64613

Lt. John P. Sheahan on writing to him in prison, South Carolina, 1864

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1864 Location: Columbia Media: Pencil on paper

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Item 64614

POW John Sheahan to Lizzie Shriver, 1864

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1864 Location: Columbia; Westminster Media: Ink on paper

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Item 64616

Lt. John Sheahan from S.C. prison, 1864

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1864 Location: Columbia; Dennysville Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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Exhibit

The Sanitary Commission: Meeting Needs of Soldiers, Families

The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.