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Keywords: Military equipment and supplies

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 5223

Civil war equipment and supplies, ca. 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1865 Media: Card photograph

Item 66031

Order for medical supplies for more regiments, Augusta, 1861

Contributed by: Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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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

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.

Exhibit

Gunpowder for the Civil War

The gunpowder mills at Gambo Falls in Windham and Gorham produced about a quarter of the gunpowder used by Union forces during the Civil War. The complex contained as many as 50 buildings.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Guilford, Maine - Pre-Settlement And The First 100 Years

The pay for firemen was either $3 per year or their poll tax. The water supply came from the river using a pump in the Piscataquis Woolen Mill.

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Eastern Maine Medical Center

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Colby College Special Collections

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My Maine Stories

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Story

I have thought about Vietnam almost every day for 48 years
by Ted Heselton

Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam

Story

We will remember
by Sam Kelley

My service in the Vietnam War

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