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Historical Items

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Item 1451

Rebecca Usher diary, 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Location: City Point Media: Ink on paper

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Item 8800

Sigsbee's narrative of battle of 'The Maine,' 1899

Contributed by: Portland Public Library Date: 1898-02-15 Location: Havana Media: Ink on paper

Item 1464

Letter from Elizabeth Chase to Rebecca Usher, New York, 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1865 Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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Umbazooksus & Beyond

Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.

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Lt. Charles Bridges: Getting Ahead in the Army

Sgt. Charles Bridges of Co. B of the 2nd Maine Infantry was close to the end of his two years' enlistment in early 1863 when he took advantage of an opportunity for advancement by seeking and getting a commission as an officer in the 3rd Regiment U.S. (Colored) Volunteers.

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War Through the Eyes of a Young Sailor

Eager to deal with the "Sesech" [Secessionists], young deepwater sailor John Monroe Dillingham of Freeport enlisted in the U.S. Navy as soon as he returned from a long voyage in 1862. His letters and those of his family offer first-hand insight into how one individual viewed the war.

Site Pages

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Guilford, Maine - NARRATIVE

NARRATIVE GUILFORD River-born, Resourceful and Resilient Aerial View of Guilford Looking EastItem Contributed byGuilford Historical Society…

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Life on a Tidal River - Narrative

Narrative Head-of-Tide Text by David Bergquist, Ed.D., L.H.D. Image selection by Dana Lippitt, Curator, Bangor Historical Society; Bill Cook…

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Narrative History: Maine Swedish Colony

Narrative History: Maine Swedish Colony New Sweden fields, ca. 1938Item Contributed byNew Sweden Historical Society Before the Swedes, there…