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Item 100835

GAR Memorial Day badge, Pittsfield, ca. 1904

Contributed by: Pittsfield Historical Society

Date: circa 1904

Location: Pittsfield

Media: ink on ribbon, brass

Item 94892

GAR Procession, Memorial Day, 1900

Contributed by: Presque Isle Historical Society

Date: 1900

Location: Presque Isle

Media: Photographic print

Item 100831

GAR members with families, Pittsfield, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Pittsfield Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Pittsfield

Media: Photographic print

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Brig. Gen. George F. Shepley, ca. 1863

George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.

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Soldiers' Monument and Library, Pittsfield, 1904

Civil War Soldiers Impact Pittsfield

Although not everyone in town supported the war effort, more than 200 Pittsfield men served in Civil War regiments. Several reminders of their service remain in the town.

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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.

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G.A.R. picnic, Strong, ca. 1895

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Groups, Clubs & Organizations - Page 2 of 3

… chartered the first Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Decatur, Illinois, in 1866. Within a year, 39 posts had been chartered, and interest spread…

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Brady Gang shooting, Bangor, 1937

Bangor Historical Society

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