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Item 7480

John Campbell letter on Peleg Wadsworth's escape, 1781

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1781-06-19

Location: Castine

Media: Ink on paper

Item 76601

Plea for exchange of prisoner, Brunswick, 1864

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1864

Location: Richmond; Macon; Brunswick

Media: Ink on paper

Item 65096

Request for prisoner exchange, Litchfield, 1864

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Location: Litchfield; Hilton Head; Charleston

Media: Ink on paper

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Letter from POW camp, 1944

Prisoners of War

Mainers have been held prisoners in conflicts fought on Maine and American soil and in those fought overseas. In addition, enemy prisoners from several wars have been brought to Maine soil for the duration of the war.


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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.


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Sgt. Nelson W. Jones, 3rd Maine Infantry, ca. 1862

This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

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.

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Isaiah Welch, Strong, ca. 1865

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Soldiers Of The Civil War

People say that he died in prison in the state of Georgia on March 3, 1865. In 1890 his widow lived in Shirley, Maine.

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Lincoln, Maine - Frederick A. Edwards

After the war Mr. Edwards returned to his home in Lincoln and shortly after married Miss Angeline Bruce, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chandler Bruce. Mr.

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Sorting gap, North Lincoln, 1910

Lincoln, Maine - Thomas G. Libby

More evidence of his bravery during the Civil War was they had to steal food from the farmers just to survive.