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Item 13240

Sarah Sampson, Bath, ca. 1860

Contributed by: Maine State Archives Date: circa 1860 Location: Bath Media: Photographic print

Item 77456

Letter of thanks for donation for orphans, Bath, 1868

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1868 Location: Portland; Bath Media: Ink on paper

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Item 83774

Department of Maine Grand Army of the Republic, Portland, 1885

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1885 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print


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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.


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.


World War I and the Maine Experience

With a long history of patriotism and service, Maine experienced the war in a truly distinct way. Its individual experiences tell the story of not only what it means to be an American, but what it means to be from Maine during the war to end all wars.

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Eastern Maine Medical Center

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