Keywords: Personal effects
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1863 Location: Portland; New Orleans; Yarmouth; Port Hudson Media: Ink on paper
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1863 Location: Richmond; New Orleans; Port Hudson; Mobile; Augusta; Atlanta; Raleigh Media: Ink on paper
The Preble House, built in 1827 on a hilltop over Preble Cove on Great Cranberry Island, was the home to several generations of Hadlock, Preble, and Spurling family members -- and featured in several books.
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.
The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.
… In eulogizing her, a friend remarked, “The personality of Mrs. Tatterson was a rare and gracious one and she had a remarkable faculty of winning…
… his wife, Marie Ella, “a young woman of winning personality, who can always be depended upon to assist in the artistic success of any production in…