Keywords: Military uniforms
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Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee
Date: circa 1875
Location: Westport Island
Media: Lacquered iron
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1917
Media: Photographic Print
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.
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.
With a long history of patriotism and service, Maine experienced the war in a truly distinct way. Its individual experiences tell the story of not only what it means to be an American, but what it means to be from Maine during the war to end all wars.
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Junior Martin in cadet uniform, Bangor, ca. 1871 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description John Martin Jr.
… Volunteer Police Force, complete with cruiser, uniforms and badges, patrolled the town. A town civic center was built in 1980, and six years later…
Here, in uniform, he visits his aunt June Harlow Allen, uncle Fremont and their son, Harry.
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by Vera Cleaves
West Point during World War II
by Sam Kelley
My service in the Vietnam War
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne
Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII