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Historical Items

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Item 61959

John P. Sheahan on Fredericksburg battle, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1862 Location: Fredericksburg Media: Ink on paper

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Item 6952

Sprig of Green poem

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1862 Location: Fredericksburg Media: Ink on paper

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Item 97569

Pvt. John Sheahan on Battle of Fredericksburg, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1862 Location: Dennysville; Fredericksburg Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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Meshach P. Larry: Civil War Letters

Meshach P. Larry, a Windham blacksmith, joined Maine's 17th Regiment Company H on August 18, 1862. Larry and his sister, Phebe, wrote to each other frequently during the Civil War, and his letters paint a vivid picture of the life of a soldier.

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The Sanitary Commission: Meeting Needs of Soldiers, Families

The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.

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Home Ties: Sebago During the Civil War

Letters to and from Sebago soldiers who served in the Civil War show concern on both sides about farms and other issues at home as well as concern from the home front about soldiers' well-being.

Site Pages

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Life on a Tidal River - Three Civil War Letters - Page 3 of 4

… at the Second Battle of Bull Run, Chantilly and Fredericksburg. Often the regiments spent their time building forts and roads.