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Historical Items

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Item 72859

Corp. Walter Rounds writes to Cousin Abbie, 1864

Contributed by: Diana Letellier through Sebago Historical Society Date: 1864-01-25 Location: Steep Falls Media: Ink on paper

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Item 80664

Letter to Sarah Tarbox from Rebecca, ca. 1850

Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: circa 1850 Location: Westport Island Media: ink on paper

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Item 80286

Letter to Sarah Tarbox from brother Valentine, Castine, 1851

Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: 1851 Location: Westport Island; Castine Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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Away at School: Letters Home

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.

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Meshach P. Larry: Civil War Letters

Meshach P. Larry, a Windham blacksmith, joined Maine's 17th Regiment Company H on August 18, 1862. Larry and his sister, Phebe, wrote to each other frequently during the Civil War, and his letters paint a vivid picture of the life of a soldier.

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A Soldier's Declaration of Independence

William Bayley of Falmouth (Portland) was a soldier in the Continental Army, seeing service at Ticonderoga, Valley Forge, Monmouth Court House, and Saratoga, among other locations. His letters home to his mother reveal much about the economic hardships experienced by both soldiers and those at home.

Site Pages

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Maine and the Civil War - Individuals: Stories, Letters, Diaries

… Individuals: Stories, Letters, Diaries

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Emerson Letter

Emerson Letter Emerson Fales, born October 11, 1834 lived in Thomaston Maine. He was a mason soldier of the 4th Me.

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Maine and the Civil War - Letter from Daniel Lord to his wife, July 21, 1861

Letter from Daniel Lord to his wife, July 21, 1861 Contributed by Maine Historical Society Description Daniel Lord wrote to his second…

My Maine Stories

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The only letter to survive World War II
by Cyrene Slegona

Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.

Story

USCG Boot Camp Experience, Vietnam War era
by Peter S. Morgan, Jr.

"Letters to the Wall" Memorial Day

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In the midst of the tragedy of war, there are humorous moments
by Roger Ek, Seawolf 25

Never leave beer with the PBRs