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Item 4170

Title: Rebecca Usher, Hollis, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Hollis Center

Media: Black and white photograph

Item 16720

Title: Walter Hustus letter concerning army training, 1943

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1943-05-08

Location: Fort Myers

Media: Ink on paper

Item 16723

Title: Postcard from Walter Hustus to grandmother, 1943

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1943

Location: South Portland; Pyote

Media: Postcard

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John Monroe Dillingham, Freeport, ca. 1861

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.


George Washington at Monmouth

A Soldier's Declaration of Independence

William Bayley of Falmouth (Portland) was a soldier in the Continental Army, seeing service at Ticonderoga, Valley Forge, Monmouth Court House, and Saratoga, among other locations. His letters home to his mother reveal much about the economic hardships experienced by both soldiers and those at home.


John Parris Sheahan, ca. 1870

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.