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Keywords: Military supplies

Historical Items

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Item 7326

Letter concerning military provisions and garrison contingents, Kittery, 1695

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1694 Location: Kittery Media: Ink on paper

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Item 66031

Order for medical supplies for more regiments, Augusta, 1861

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

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Item 5223

Civil war equipment and supplies

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Media: Card photograph

Exhibits

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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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Big Timber: the Mast Trade

Britain was especially interested in occupying Maine during the Colonial era to take advantage of the timber resources. The tall, straight, old growth white pines were perfect for ships' masts to help supply the growing Royal Navy.

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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.

Site Pages

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Brothers of the Civil War

… hometowns and traveled south to serve in the US military at some point during the war. Fred Titcomb's horses, load of hay, Falmouth Corner…

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Brothers of the Civil War

… hometowns and traveled south to serve in the US military at some point during the war. Fred Titcomb's horses, load of hay, Falmouth Corner…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Civil War

… in the state) and a source of manpower for the military; hundreds of Biddeford men were drafted or volunteered to serve in the war.

My Maine Stories

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Service in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan by MAJ Adam R. Cote
by Adam R. Cote

Military Service has had a deep impact my life

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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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We will remember
by Sam Kelley

My service in the Vietnam War