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Historical Items

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Item 66028

Alonzo Garcelon to Israel Washburn on regimental surgeons, 1861

Contributed by: Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library Location: Lewiston Media: Ink on paper

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Item 80987

Isaac Starbird letter to Rebecca Usher, Litchfield, 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1863 Location: Hollis; Litchfield; Gettysburg Media: Ink on paper

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Item 70236

Dr. Gale on deceased soldier, New Orleans, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1862-05-16 Location: New Orleans Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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Surgeon General Alonzo Garcelon

Alonzo Garcelon of Lewiston was a physician, politician, businessman, and civic leader when he became Maine's surgeon general during the Civil War, responsible for ensuring regiments had surgeons, for setting up a regimental hospital in Portland, and generally concerned with the well-being of Maine soldiers.

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San Life: the Western Maine Sanatorium, 1928-1929

Merle Wadleigh of Portland, who was in his mid 20s, took and saved photographs that provide a glimpse into the life of a tuberculosis patient at the Western Maine Sanatorium in Hebron in 1928-1929.

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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.

Site Pages

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

On November 30, 1864, he died in the regimental hospital and was buried at Barrancas National Cemetery in Florida in grave 5-0-535. Alanson F.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Forsters

Forsters Box of Hospital Brand Applicators, ca. 1942 Item 66984 infoStrong Historical Society Forster Manufacturing Co.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Online Items Box of Hospital Brand Applicators, ca. 1942 Item 66984 infoStrong Historical Society Forster Manufacturing Co.

My Maine Stories

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My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima