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Historical Items

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Item 70236

Dr. Gale on deceased soldier, New Orleans, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1862-05-16 Location: New Orleans Media: Ink on paper

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Item 80987

Isaac Starbird letter to Rebecca Usher, Litchfield, 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1863 Location: Hollis; Litchfield; Gettysburg Media: Ink on paper

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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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Exhibits

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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.

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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.

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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.

Site Pages

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Eastern Maine Medical Center

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Lincoln, Maine - Workman's Hospital

… close?   Nan Libby Interview on Workman Hospital They had to close the Workman’s Hospital because they didn’t receive Medicare insurance…

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Lincoln, Maine - Other Early Hospitals

When they got to the hospital, the very hospitable staff greeted them warmly. “It’s not nice to see you here again, but it is nice to see you Mr.

My Maine Stories

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How I broke the mold for women to serve in the military
by Mary D. McGuirk

My life and career as a USAF Nurse

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My artwork help process memories of Vietnam
by Brian Barry

My Eagle drawing won first place in the Togus Arts and Crafts show, third in the Nationals.

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Hooch Mum and my Vietnam service
by Jim Barrows

A poem about being a medic, saving Vietnamese people and babies. Sometimes we trusted too much.