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Mainers have been held prisoners in conflicts fought on Maine and American soil and in those fought overseas. In addition, enemy prisoners from several wars have been brought to Maine soil for the duration of the war.
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.
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… above freezing, reduced the accumulated white stuff a foot, leaving the streets ankle deep in cold water.
… was in so much water that their food and other stuff were taken out of the store. Employee’s had to go in a canoe and get them in the parking lot.
… and a town swimming pool and all that good stuff for the kids to go to and play with. A third connection with Aaron Woodbury is, I would have…