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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

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

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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Thomaston Academy, Thomaston, ca. 1871

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.


Culp's Hill from East Cemetery Hill

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.


George Washington at Monmouth

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.

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Sgt. Nelson W. Jones, 3rd Maine Infantry, ca. 1862

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

… Individuals: Stories, Letters, Diaries

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Fales Edgarton House, Thomaston, ca. 1870

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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Letter from Daniel Lord to his wife, July 21, 1861

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…

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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.


USCG Boot Camp Experience, Vietnam War era

by Peter S. Morgan, Jr.

"Letters to the Wall" Memorial Day


In the midst of the tragedy of war, there are humorous moments

by Roger Ek, Seawolf 25

Never leave beer with the PBRs