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Item 81167

Confederate veterans plea for help, Richmond, 1884

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1884

Location: Richmond

Media: Ink on paper

Item 23546

Request for help with Sanatorium costs, 1908

Contributed by: Maine State Archives

Date: 1908-10-12

Location: Kennebunkport; Hebron

Media: Ink on paper

Item 65095

Sister's plea for furlough for brother, 1864

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1864

Location: Freedom; Washington

Media: Ink on paper

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British Naval and Merchant Telescope, ca. 1850

Women, War, and the Homefront

When America entered the Great War in 1917, the government sent out pleas for help from American women, many of whom responded at the battle front and on the home front.

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Brig. Gen. George F. Shepley, ca. 1863

George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.

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Maine Soldiers' Relief Association card, Washington

The Sanitary Commission: Meeting Needs of Soldiers, Families

The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.