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Keywords: Enlistment and recruitment

Historical Items

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Item 11863

Enlistment and draft quotas, Houlton, 1864

Contributed by: Cary Library Date: 1864-07-01 Location: Houlton Media: Ink on paper

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Item 98428

Recruitment Ad, Belfast, 1861

Contributed by: Belfast Historical Society Date: 1861-10-10 Location: Belfast Media: ink on paper

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Item 11855

Army enlistment form, Houlton, 1867

Contributed by: Cary Library Date: 1863-10-20 Location: Houlton; Augusta Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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Field & Homefront: Bethel during the Civil War

Like many towns, Bethel responded to the Civil War by sending many soldiers and those at the homefront sent aid and supported families. The town grew during the war, but suffered after its end.

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Belfast During the Civil War: The Home Front

Belfast residents responded to the Civil War by enlisting in large numbers, providing relief from the home front to soldiers, defending Maine's shoreline, and closely following the news from soldiers and from various battles.

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Scarborough: They Answered the Call

Scarborough met every quota set by the state for supplying Civil War soldiers for Union regiments. Some of those who responded became prominent citizens of the town.

Site Pages

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Surry by the Bay - Phebe Fowler: A Woman of Property

Olin enlisted to serve in the Civil War at age 15. Several years Phebe’s junior, Olin became a distinguished Civil War soldier and ended the war six…

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Surry by the Bay - Early Twentieth Century

Many enlisted; others were drafted. Still others went to work in shipyards in Bath and South Portland and to other states.

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Surry by the Bay - Late Twentieth Century

“Summer people” in Surry and in Blue Hill provided seasonal employment to a number of Surry people as well.

My Maine Stories

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USCG Boot Camp Experience, Vietnam War era
by Peter S. Morgan, Jr.

"Letters to the Wall" Memorial Day

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My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima