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Item 74505

Capt. Appleton report on claim against U.S., Louisiana, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1862

Media: Ink on paper

Item 74504

Lt. Hight to Capt. Appleton, Louisiana, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1862

Location: New Orleans

Media: Ink on paper

Item 81015

Rebecca Usher description of military hospital, Pennsylvania, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1862

Location: Buxton; Chester

Media: Ink on paper

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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.


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.


Rebecca N. Usher, Hollis, ca. 1885

Rebecca Usher: 'To Succor the Suffering Soldiers'

Rebecca Usher of Hollis was 41 and single when she joined the Union nursing service at the U.S. General Hospital at Chester, Pennsylvania. Her time there and later at City Point, Virginia, were defining experiences of her life.

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Flood in Guilford, 1923

Guilford, Maine - EVENTS - Page 2 of 3

The Gray Gable Tea room, the garage, living quarters, and over-night camps of J.O. Buzzles were completely flooded.

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G.A.R. Post No. 134, Strong, ca. 1890

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Grand Army of the Republic

… who wished to relive their war years found quarters in their tents. Also the railroads offered scheduled special trains along with rare discounted…

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John Gray, Fryeburg, ca. 1980

Skowhegan Community History - Abenakis in the Norridgewock/Skowhegan Area

… of the household goods to the summer or winter quarters. By the age of 10, boys and girls were skilled canoeists who used paddles fashioned by…

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Vietnam Memoirs

by David Chessey