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Item 74862

Militia trains in Baldwin, 1815

Contributed by: Baldwin Historical Society Date: 1815 Location: Baldwin; Baldwin Media: ink on paper

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Item 74388

George Henry Preble plea for reinstatement, Mobile, AL, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1862 Location: Mobile Media: Ink on paper

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Frye H. Eastman War of 1812 bounty land claim, Portland, 1858

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1858-10-07 Location: Portland; Bath; Harpswell Media: Ink on paper

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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.


Commander George Henry Preble

George Henry Preble of Portland, nephew of Edward Preble who was known as the father of the U.S. Navy, temporarily lost his command during the Civil War when he was charged with failing to stop a Confederate ship from getting through the Union blockade at Mobile.


Strike Up the Band

Before the era of recorded music and radio, nearly every community had a band that played at parades and other civic events. Fire departments had bands, military units had bands, theaters had bands. Band music was everywhere.

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Surry by the Bay - Resources

Surry Town Reports: 1951, 1966, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990. "The Early History of Newbury Neck": A Talk Given by Professor…

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Surry by the Bay - Surry Village School

Saunders was Salutatorian in 1951. Scholar's Report Book cover, Surry, 1937 - 1938Item Contributed bySurry Historical Society In the 1930s and…

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Surry by the Bay - Phebe Fowler: A Woman of Property

According to the census reports from the early 19th century, Phebe’s brothers were fishermen and farmers.

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


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


Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey