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Item 97581

Pvt. John Sheahan letter on picket duty, Virginia, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1863

Location: Dennysville

Media: Ink on paper

Item 81177

Pvt. John E. Stewart on letter writing, Virginia, 1861

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1861

Location: Lewinsville; Columbia

Media: Ink on paper

Item 31915

Exchange Street Ruins with armed guard, Bangor, 1911

Contributed by: Bangor Historical Society

Date: 1911

Location: Bangor

Media: Postcard

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Soldiers, North Yarmouth, 1942

Guarding Maine Rail Lines

Black soldiers served in Maine during World War II, assigned in small numbers throughout the state to guard Grand Trunk rail lines from a possible German attack. The soldiers, who lived in railroad cars near their posts often interacted with local residents.


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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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Skowhegan Doughboys in France, 1918, WW I

Great War and Armistice Day

In 1954, November 11 became known as Veterans Day, a time to honor American veterans of all wars. The holiday originated, however, as a way to memorialize the end of World War I, November 11, 1918, and to "perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations." Mainers were involved in World War I as soldiers, nurses, and workers on the homefront aiding the military effort.

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Lubec, Maine - The Lighthouse at West Quoddy Head

Coast Guard, Yeaton later became known as the "Father of the Coast Guard." Yeaton, friend and companion to Allan, retired in 1798 to his North Lubec…

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District of Maine map, 1795

Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Thomaston is Incorporated - 1777

… from the river under the watchful eyes of armed guards along the river. After the war, about 175 remaining settlers left the fort and went back to…

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Fales Edgarton House, Thomaston, ca. 1870

Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Emerson Letter

… to work felling trees and making rifle pits to guard against such a surprise as befell General Grant at Pittsburg last night, and this forenoon it…

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USCG Boot Camp Experience, Vietnam War era

by Peter S. Morgan, Jr.

"Letters to the Wall" Memorial Day


I have thought about Vietnam almost every day for 48 years

by Ted Heselton

Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam


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