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Item 7516

Title: Maine General Hospital Surgical Amphitheatre

Contributed by: Maine Medical Center Archives

Date: circa 1895

Location: Portland

Media: Photograph

Item 69871

Title: Surgeon request to join regiment, Augusta, 1861

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1861-12-17

Location: Augusta; Lowell

Media: Ink on paper

Item 66032

Title: Letter concerning hospital beds, Boston, 1861

Contributed by: Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library

Date: 1861-09-25

Location: Portland

Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibit

Alonzo Garcelon, Lewiston, ca. 1890

Surgeon General Alonzo Garcelon

Alonzo Garcelon of Lewiston was a physician, politician, businessman, and civic leader when he became Maine's surgeon general during the Civil War, responsible for ensuring regiments had surgeons, for setting up a regimental hospital in Portland, and generally concerned with the well-being of Maine soldiers.

Exhibit

Charles Garcelon to uncle on finances, Virginia, 1863

Lt. Charles A. Garcelon, 16th Maine

The son of Maine's surgeon general and nephew of a captain in the 16th Maine, Charles A. Garcelon of Lewiston served in Co. I of the 16th Maine. His letters home in the first 17 months of his service express his reflections on war and his place in it.

Exhibit

Brig. Gen. George F. Shepley, ca. 1863

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.