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Item 17046

Missing in action letter, 1944

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1944

Location: Gneixendorf; South Portland

Media: Ink on paper

Item 80032

Purple Heart citation for John Edward Barry, 1947

Contributed by: Mexico Historical Society

Date: 1945-01-02

Location: Newburgh

Media: Text

Item 65827

Eben Calderwood on lack of action, Louisiana, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Location: Vinalhaven; Baton Rouge; Port Hudson

Media: Ink on paper

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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.


Fight or buy bonds, World War I poster, 1917

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.


Captain Gordon poses with the 'Flying Torah,' Bangor, 1945

Fallen Heroes: Maine's Jewish Sailors and Soldiers

Thirty-four young Jewish men from Maine died in the service of their country in the two World Wars. This project, including a Maine Memory Network exhibit, is meant to say a little something about some of them. More than just names on a public memorial marker or grave stone, these men were getting started in adult life. They had newly acquired high school and college diplomas, they had friends, families and communities who loved and valued them, and felt the losses of their deaths.

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Scholar's Report Book cover, Surry, 1937 - 1938

Surry by the Bay - Surry Village School

… and other students responded positively to this action. Surry Village School recess, Surry, ca.

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'Melissa Trask,' 1884

Surry by the Bay - Nineteenth Century

Of these, six were wounded, three were killed in action, and one died of disease. In total, 17 Surry men died in the Civil War.

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President Abraham Lincoln

Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Brothers of the Civil War

Although the men were eager for action, they were at first set back; they were quarantined for measles, and had to wait for close to a month before…

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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


How the first chapter Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine

by Doug Rawlings

Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine and is now an international movement


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