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Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF
Date: circa 1922
Media: ink on paper
Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes
Media: Black and White Photograph
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Location: Blue Hill
Media: Black and white photograph
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Owner in 1924: Missionary Society of M.E. Church
Owner in 1924: Missionary Society M.E. Church
Use: Italian Fresh Air Camp
Owner in 1924: House & Home Company
Use: Summer Dwelling
Belfast residents responded to the Civil War by enlisting in large numbers, providing relief from the home front to soldiers, defending Maine's shoreline, and closely following the news from soldiers and from various battles.
Young men and women in the 19th century often went away from home -- sometimes for a few months, sometimes for longer periods -- to attend academies, seminaries, or schools run by individuals. While there, they wrote letters home, reporting on boarding arrangements and coursework undertaken, and inquired about the family at home.
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.