Keywords: Home life
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Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes
Media: Black and White Photograph
Contributed by: Androscoggin Historical Society
Date: circa 1900
Location: Danville; Auburn
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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.
Hannah Pierce (1788-1873) of West Baldwin, who remained single, was the educated daughter of a moderately wealthy landowner and businessman. She stayed at the family farm throughout her life, operating the farm and her various investments -- always in close touch with her siblings.
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.