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Item 19260

Capt. John G. Dillingham letter to wife, December 21, 1861

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

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Item 73777

King Charles I, 1756

Contributed by: Old York Historical Society Date: 1756 Media: print

Item 27192

Waymouth Memorial Dedication at Mall, Thomaston, 1905

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: 1905-07-06 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print


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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.


World War I and the Maine Experience

With a long history of patriotism and service, Maine experienced the war in a truly distinct way. Its individual experiences tell the story of not only what it means to be an American, but what it means to be from Maine during the war to end all wars.


Commander George Henry Preble

George Henry Preble of Portland, nephew of Edward Preble who was known as the father of the U.S. Navy, temporarily lost his command during the Civil War when he was charged with failing to stop a Confederate ship from getting through the Union blockade at Mobile.

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Our Shared History - Page 1 of 4

… Contributed byCumberland Historical Society English Settlers Arrive In the mid-1630s William Royall moved to the Casco Bay region from Salem…

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Surry by the Bay - History of Surry

… of the French and six times in the hands of the English.The British prevailed at the Battle of Quebec, which opened this area to a flood of English

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Lincoln, Maine - Mattanawcook Academy

… had two classes in 1849, and they were “General English” and “Higher English”. The first library of the new building was donated by Charles E.