Keywords: English Civil War
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Contributed by: Freeport Historical Society
Location: Freeport; Bath; New York; Hamburg
Contributed by: Museums of Old York
Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society
Media: Photographic print
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.
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.
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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… Contributed byCumberland Historical Society English Settlers Arrive In the mid-1630s William Royall moved to the Casco Bay region from Salem…
… 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…
… 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.