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Item 55494

John Sheahan on conditions in Maryland, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1862 Location: Washington; Dennysville Media: Ink on paper

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Item 6644

Slave shackles, ca. 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1860 Location: Pontchartrain Media: Iron

Item 18444

Letter to Horatio Jose from George Shepley, 1862

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

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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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Bowdoin College Scientific Expedition to Labrador

"The Bowdoin Boys" -- some students and recent graduates -- traveled to Labrador in 1891 to collect artifacts, specimens, and to try to find Grand Falls, a waterfall deep in Labrador's interior.

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John P. Sheahan, 1st Maine Cavalry, 31st Maine Infantry

John P. Sheahan of Dennysville served in the 1st Maine Cavalry from August 1862 until March 1864 when he was commissioned as a lieutenant in Co. E of the 31st Maine Infantry. His letters reveal much about the life of a soldier, including political views and thoughts about the war.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Martha Ballard

… truly unusual event, the arrival of an itinerant "Negro woman doctor." Just who this unfortunately unnamed physician was remains a mystery, but the…

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Guilford, Maine - Special Events

… and uniforms, and the Colored Giants, an all-Negro team renowned for their razzle-dazzle. The games were difficult to follow for many years, until…

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Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center

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