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Item 19256

John Monroe Dillingham, Freeport, ca. 1861

Contributed by: Freeport Historical Society Date: circa 1861 Location: Freeport; San Francisco Media: Photographic print

Item 19257

Margaret Dennison Dillingham, Freeport, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Freeport Historical Society Date: circa 1865 Location: Freeport Media: Photographic print

Item 19261

John G. Dillingham to Margaret Dillingham, December 14, 1861

Contributed by: Freeport Historical Society Date: 1861 Location: Freeport; Bath; New York; Hamburg Media: paper

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War Through the Eyes of a Young Sailor

Eager to deal with the "Sesech" [Secessionists], young deepwater sailor John Monroe Dillingham of Freeport enlisted in the U.S. Navy as soon as he returned from a long voyage in 1862. His letters and those of his family offer first-hand insight into how one individual viewed the war.


Giving Thanks

Cultures from the ancient Greeks and Chinese to contemporary societies have set aside time to give thanks, especially for the harvest. In 1941, the United States set a permanent date for the observance.


Prisoners of War

Mainers have been held prisoners in conflicts fought on Maine and American soil and in those fought overseas. In addition, enemy prisoners from several wars have been brought to Maine soil for the duration of the war.