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Historical Items

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Item 13249

Sarah Sampson letter to governor, August 17, 1863

Contributed by: Maine State Archives Date: 1863 Location: Gettysburg Media: ink on paper

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Item 79277

6th Maine special requisition form, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1863 Location: Potomac Creek Media: Ink on paper

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Item 102821

A plan of the city and harbour of Louisburg, 1758

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1745 Location: Cape Brenton Media: Ink on paper

Exhibits

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Exhibit

Maine's 20th Regiment

The War was not going well for the Union and in the summer of 1862, when President Lincoln called for an additional 300,000 troops, it was not a surprise to see so many men enlist in an attempt to bring proper leadership into the Army.

Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

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.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Highlighting Historical Hampden - War of 1812

There were a handful casualties, and the citizens were forced to give a bond of $12,000 against the October completion of several unfinished vessels.

My Maine Stories

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Story

My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima