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Historical Items

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Item 60176

Receipt for Contraband Camp donation, Washington, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1863 Location: Washington Media: Ink on paper

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Item 70955

Report on concealed guns, equipment, New Orleans, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1862-05-28 Location: New Orleans Media: Ink on paper

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Item 16100

Pouring out contraband liquor, Bath, ca. 1920s

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Bath; Bath Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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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.

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Lt. Charles Bridges: Getting Ahead in the Army

Sgt. Charles Bridges of Co. B of the 2nd Maine Infantry was close to the end of his two years' enlistment in early 1863 when he took advantage of an opportunity for advancement by seeking and getting a commission as an officer in the 3rd Regiment U.S. (Colored) Volunteers.

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Home Ties: Sebago During the Civil War

Letters to and from Sebago soldiers who served in the Civil War show concern on both sides about farms and other issues at home as well as concern from the home front about soldiers' well-being.

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Lubec, Maine - Lubec History

The population had grown to 1,430 by 1820. Contraband trade flourished with Campobello where wharves full of British manufactured goods were…