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Historical Items

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Item 5447

Maine Militia, Augusta, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1870 Location: Augusta Media: Photographic print

Item 100334

British volunteer militia cufflinks, Portland, ca. 1758

Contributed by: Tate House Museum Date: circa 1758 Location: Portland Media: Brass

Item 10277

North Company of Infantry roll, Bath, 1805-1815

Contributed by: Patten Free Library Date: 1805 - 1815 Location: Bath Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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Art of the People: Folk Art in Maine

For many different reasons people saved and carefully preserved the objects in this exhibit. Eventually, along with the memories they hold, the objects were passed to the Maine Historical Society. Object and memory, serve as a powerful way to explore history and to connect to the lives of people in the past.

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Lt. Charles Bridges: Getting Ahead in the Army

Sgt. Charles Bridges of Co. B of the 2nd Maine Infantry was close to the end of his two years' enlistment in early 1863 when he took advantage of an opportunity for advancement by seeking and getting a commission as an officer in the 3rd Regiment U.S. (Colored) Volunteers.

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Prisoners of War

Mainers have been held prisoners in conflicts fought on Maine and American soil and in those fought overseas. In addition, enemy prisoners from several wars have been brought to Maine soil for the duration of the war.

Site Pages

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Historical Overview - Page 2 of 4

Hearing of King's command, many from Maine volunteered for service under him. Defense of local coastlines and communities was left to town militias.

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Life on a Tidal River - Three Civil War Letters - Page 1 of 4

The Fourth Maine volunteers were from the Rockland and Belfast area were known as the Limerock Regiment. Frederick's father, Leonard W.

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Life on a Tidal River - Narrative

… when British troops, victorious over the 10th Militia Division of Massachusetts in a rout in nearby Hampden, traveled up the Penobscot River and…