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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

Item 98428

Recruitment Ad, Belfast, 1861

Contributed by: Belfast Historical Society

Date: 1861-10-10

Location: Belfast

Media: ink on paper

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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Civil War monument dedication, Bethel, 1908

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.


Civil War quilt , Belfast, 1864

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.


George Washington Pillsbury, Louisiana, ca. 1863

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.

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MMN Image 68825

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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Emery O. Bonsey, Newbury Neck, ca. 1910

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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Scenic view of Patten Bay, Surry, ca. 1960

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.

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USCG Boot Camp Experience, Vietnam War era

by Peter S. Morgan, Jr.

"Letters to the Wall" Memorial Day


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