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Item 66034

Nathaniel French to Alonzo Garcelon on Portland hospital, 1862

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

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Item 1329

Pay voucher for the expenses of the ship the Albany

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1779-12-10 Media: Ink on paper

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Item 75058

Military governor staff list, New Orleans, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1863 Location: New Orleans Media: Ink on paper

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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.


Surgeon General Alonzo Garcelon

Alonzo Garcelon of Lewiston was a physician, politician, businessman, and civic leader when he became Maine's surgeon general during the Civil War, responsible for ensuring regiments had surgeons, for setting up a regimental hospital in Portland, and generally concerned with the well-being of Maine soldiers.


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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Lincoln, Maine - Railroads

… of many mills, as they are less disruptive and expensive than trucks. There are train stations still in Lincoln from the past.

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Lincoln, Maine - Gordon's Fox Farms

Furs were expensive, so Gordon’s farms went bankrupt when people stopped buying them. Fox farms were a very large business.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… 65110 infoStrong Historical Society At her own expense, grammar school teacher Mrs. Daisy Dickey Worthley (1874-1962) provided souvenirs of her…

My Maine Stories

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Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey