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Historical Items

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Item 97581

Pvt. John Sheahan letter on picket duty, Virginia, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1863 Location: Dennysville Media: Ink on paper

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Item 81177

Pvt. John E. Stewart on letter writing, Virginia, 1861

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1861 Location: Lewinsville; Columbia Media: Ink on paper

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Item 100046

Co. E, 25th Maine memorial, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Westbrook Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Location: Westbrook; Portland Media: Chromolithograph

Exhibits

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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.

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Navy Firefighting School, Little Chebeague Island

Little Chebeague Island in Casco Bay was home to recreational facilities and a firefighting school for WWII sailors. The school was part of a Navy effort to have non-firefighting personnel knowledgeable in dealing with shipboard fires.

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Field & Homefront: Bethel during the Civil War

Like many towns, Bethel responded to the Civil War by sending many soldiers and those at the homefront sent aid and supported families. The town grew during the war, but suffered after its end.