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Item 74391

G. Henry Preble report on breach of blockade, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1862 Location: Mobile 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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Item 74392

Commander G.H. Preble plea to Lincoln, Mobile, AL, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1862-10-10 Location: Mobile Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

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.