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Historical Items

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Item 7326

Letter concerning military provisions and garrison contingents, Kittery, 1695

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1694 Location: Kittery Media: Ink on paper

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Item 18301

Military personnel, Bangor Fair, 1944

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: 1944-08-01 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Item 18229

Dow Field military personnel, Bangor, 1944

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: 1944 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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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.

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Strike Up the Band

Before the era of recorded music and radio, nearly every community had a band that played at parades and other civic events. Fire departments had bands, military units had bands, theaters had bands. Band music was everywhere.

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In Canada During the Civil War

One surviving letter from the family of Francis Pratt to the young man who was in Canada in 1865 suggests that going to Canada to escape military service during the Civil War was not unheard of. The letter also suggests money was removed to Canada to protect it.

Site Pages

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Surry by the Bay - Broadway by the Bay

… just returned from three years of service in the military. Playhouse Program, Surry, 1929Item Contributed bySurry Historical Society The new…

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Surry by the Bay - Early Twentieth Century

Besides those in the military service, many were working in the shipyards in South Portland, Bath and Connecticut.

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Surry by the Bay - Early Settlement

Early Settlement Copy of Surry and Ellsworth map, ca. 1880Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society Border Dispute Originally, Surry…

My Maine Stories

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Service in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan by MAJ Adam R. Cote
by Adam R. Cote

Military Service has had a deep impact my life

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How I broke the mold for women to serve in the military
by Mary D. McGuirk

My life and career as a USAF Nurse

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My service in Afghanistan with the Marines and my life today
by Nicholas Krier

My service in Afghanistan with the Marines