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Historical Items

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Item 13568

Prisoners of War in the farm field, Houlton, 1945

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1945 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 13564

Prisoners of War, Houlton, 1945

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1945 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 13560

Prisoners of war picking potatoes, Houlton, 1945

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1945 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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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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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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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.

Site Pages

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - War of 1812

… Many townspeople were held captive on a British prison ship and others were held in John Crosby’s warehouse at the corner of Elm Street West and…

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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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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Maine State Prison

William King owned a large tract of land in Thomaston, formerly owned by General Henry Knox. This property included Limestone Hill and its nearly…

My Maine Stories

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Memories of a mission in Vietnam, January 11, 1970
by SGT. Ronald Santerre, 1st Calvary Division

Extracting villagers from the Viet Cong in Vietnam