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Josiah Remick, 17th Maine, ca. 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1862 Location: Saco Media: Carte de visite

Item 61510

Sparrow 17th Maine medal, ca. 1866

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1866 Location: Portland Media: Metal

Item 81845

17th Maine Regiment Flag Fragment, ca. 1863

Contributed by: Maine Irish Heritage Center Date: 1861 - 1865 Location: Portland Media: Ink on Paper on cloth


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The Sanitary Commission: Meeting Needs of Soldiers, Families

The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.


Capt. Grenville F. Sparrow, 17th Maine

Grenville F. Sparrow of Portland was 25 when he answered Lincoln's call for more troops to fight the Confederates. He enlisted in Co. A of Maine's 17th Volunteer Infantry regiment. He fought in 30 battles between 1862 and the war's end in 1865.


This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

1864 Item 69552 infoStrong Historical Society John King Richards (1828-1905) served in Co. F, 19th Maine Infantry from 1862 to 1865.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… enlisted from Freeman in Company A, 7th Maine Infantry and served from 1864 to 1865. The area of Freeman known as Foster Hill is named for his…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Soldiers Of The Civil War

He enlisted from Strong in Company G, 17th Maine Infantry, on August 18, 1862. Thomas was taken prisoner at Chancellorsville, Virginia, on May 3…