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Historical Items

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Item 12375

McDowell Garment Drafting Machine, 1912

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Date: 1912 Location: Littleton; New York Media: Brass

Item 103689

Man holding a compass, Rockland, ca. 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1865 Location: Rockland Media: Tintype

Item 99277

William H. Jackson letter requesting employee exemption from Civil War draft, 1862

Contributed by: Maine State Archives Date: 1862-09-02 Location: Windham; Portland Media: ink on paper

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Tax Records

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Item 52979

2-82 Fore Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Company Use: Drafting Room

Exhibits

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In Canada During the Civil War

One surviving letter from the family of Francis Pratt to the young man who was in Canada in 1865 suggests that going to Canada to escape military service during the Civil War was not unheard of. The letter also suggests money was removed to Canada to protect it.

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Civil War Soldiers Impact Pittsfield

Although not everyone in town supported the war effort, more than 200 Pittsfield men served in Civil War regiments. Several reminders of their service remain in the town.

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Monuments to Civil War Soldiers

Maine supplied a huge number of soldiers to the Union Army during the Civil War -- some 70,000 -- and responded after the war by building monuments to soldiers who had served and soldiers who had died in the epic American struggle.

Site Pages

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Civil War

… Library If the quotas were not fulfilled, drafts were initiated. Men with money could pay bounties so that others would serve in their place…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Civil War

… for the military; hundreds of Biddeford men were drafted or volunteered to serve in the war. Women and men who remained in the city started a…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… Society During the Civil War the Union drafted citizens into the military forces. If the draftee was influential or wealthy and could find a…

My Maine Stories

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In 1970 I served in Vietnam, and sent my parents a package
by Peter P. Joyce Jr.

My Parents' war story

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My Africa Book and living in Portland
by Titi de Baccarat

My art is about being an immigrant in the US, my pain, fear, uncertainty, and hope for my future

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A poem about my experiences in Vietnam
by Doug Rawlings

A poem about my experiences in Vietnam