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Item 72082

Thank you note for Shepley donation, New Orleans, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1862

Location: New Orleans

Media: Ink on paper

Item 60177

H.L.K. Wiggin letter about donation, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1863

Location: Washington

Media: Ink on paper

Item 77456

Letter of thanks for donation for orphans, Bath, 1868

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1868

Location: Portland; Bath

Media: Ink on paper

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Brig. Gen. George F. Shepley, ca. 1863

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.


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Maine Soldiers' Relief Association card, Washington

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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British Naval and Merchant Telescope, ca. 1850

Women, War, and the Homefront

When America entered the Great War in 1917, the government sent out pleas for help from American women, many of whom responded at the battle front and on the home front.

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Methodist Episcopal Church, Strong, ca. 1905

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

The bell was donated by Washington Libby, Esq. of Chicago, Illinois. The clock was donated after 1910 by Cora A. Worthley.

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Beazley Shipyard, Verona Island

Buck Memorial Library

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Biddeford Pool, ca. 1910

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - James Montgomery Flagg

… Flagg expressed his affection for Biddeford by donating a painting of Biddeford Pool to the Webber Hospital Auxiliary, accompanied by the comment…