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Item 70236

Title: Dr. Gale on deceased soldier, New Orleans, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1862-05-16

Location: New Orleans

Media: Ink on paper

Item 80987

Title: Isaac Starbird letter to Rebecca Usher, Litchfield, 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1865-07-18

Location: Hollis; Litchfield; Gettysburg

Media: Ink on paper

Item 7391

Title: 67th General Hospital War Unit, Portland, 1942

Contributed by: Maine Medical Center Archives

Date: 1942-08-28

Location: Portland

Media: Photograph

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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.


Alonzo Garcelon, Lewiston, ca. 1890

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.


Rebecca N. Usher, Hollis, ca. 1885

Rebecca Usher: 'To Succor the Suffering Soldiers'

Rebecca Usher of Hollis was 41 and single when she joined the Union nursing service at the U.S. General Hospital at Chester, Pennsylvania. Her time there and later at City Point, Virginia, were defining experiences of her life.