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Item 7326

Title: Letter concerning military provisions and garrison contingents, Kittery, 1695

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1695-02-14

Location: Kittery

Media: Ink on paper

Item 5223

Title: Civil war equipment and supplies

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Media: Card photograph

Item 66031

Title: Order for medical supplies for more regiments, Augusta, 1861

Contributed by: Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library

Date: 1861-06-19

Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibit

Sgt. Nelson W. Jones, 3rd Maine Infantry, ca. 1862

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

Oriental Powder Mills gunpowder keg, Gorham and Windham, ca. 1860

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.

Exhibit

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.