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Item 98708

Lt. Joseph G. Butler, Presque Isle, 1861

Contributed by: Presque Isle Historical Society Date: circa 1861 Location: Presque Isle Media: Carte de visite

Item 98711

Hiram Church, Presque Isle, 1861

Contributed by: Maine State Archives Date: circa 1861 Location: Presque Isle Media: Carte de visite

Item 98713

Francis M. Eveleth, Presque Isle, ca. 1861

Contributed by: Maine State Archives Date: 1861 Location: Presque Isle Media: Carte de visite

Exhibits

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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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The Life and Legacy of the George Tate Family

Captain George Tate, mast agent for the King of England from 1751 to the Revolutionary War, and his descendants helped shape the development of Portland (first known as Falmouth) through activities such as commerce, shipping, and real estate.

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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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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Agriculture

Sources: Butler, Ben and Natalie. "The Falls: Where Farmington, Maine began in 1776." Pilgrimage No. 6, 1976. Butler, Ben and Natalie.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Stephen Titcomb and the Settlement of the Sandy River Valley

… to accounts written by both Ben and Natalie Butler in their book, The Falls: Where Farmington, Maine, began in 1776 and in Thomas Parker’s, History…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Brief History

… of Farmington Maine 1776-1885, Francis Gould Butler) In southern Franklin County, thirty-six miles northwest of Augusta and eighty miles north of…