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Item 34467

Company A, Second Regiment, Maine Volunteers, 1861

Contributed by: Bangor Historical Society

Date: 1861

Location: Bangor

Media: photographic print

Item 82072

Thomas F. McGillicuddy, Portland, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Irish Heritage Center

Date: circa 1890

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

Item 68612

Charles Cole to family, Arlington Heights, Va., 1862

Contributed by: John Micavich through Sebago Historical Society

Date: 1862-11-09

Location: Arlington Heights; Manassas; Sebago

Media: pen and ink

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Scouts and guides with the Army of the Potomac

Maine's 20th Regiment

The War was not going well for the Union and in the summer of 1862, when President Lincoln called for an additional 300,000 troops, it was not a surprise to see so many men enlist in an attempt to bring proper leadership into the Army.


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Grenville Sparrow, 17th Maine Volunteers, ca. 1863

Capt. Grenville F. Sparrow, 17th Maine

Grenville F. Sparrow of Portland was 25 when he answered Lincoln's call for more troops to fight the Confederates. He enlisted in Co. A of Maine's 17th Volunteer Infantry regiment. He fought in 30 battles between 1862 and the war's end in 1865.


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Lt. Charles Bridges request for coffins, Port Hudson, 1864

Lt. Charles Bridges: Getting Ahead in the Army

Sgt. Charles Bridges of Co. B of the 2nd Maine Infantry was close to the end of his two years' enlistment in early 1863 when he took advantage of an opportunity for advancement by seeking and getting a commission as an officer in the 3rd Regiment U.S. (Colored) Volunteers.

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Bill for music performance, Biddeford, 1876

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Pierre Painchaud

Painchaud's Band was the official band of the First Maine Regiment during the Spanish American War, and 24 band members volunteered for duty.

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MMN Image 28122

Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Tillson Testimonial

He was accepted into the regiment on the 15th and left for Washington two days later. On July 21st Henry was among the soldiers at the first battle…

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Bangor from the east bank of the Penobscot River, ca. 1905

Life on a Tidal River - Three Civil War Letters - Page 4 of 4

Scarborough, Maine: Harp Publications, 1992. Print. Shaw, Horace H. The First Maine Heavy Artillery, 1861-1865 : a history of its part and place in…