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Item 66028

Title: Alonzo Garcelon to Israel Washburn on regimental surgeons, 1861

Contributed by: Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library

Date: 1861-04-24

Location: Lewiston

Media: Ink on paper

Item 80987

Title: Isaac Starbird letter to Rebecca Usher, Litchfield, 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1865-07-18

Location: Hollis; Litchfield; Gettysburg

Media: Ink on paper

Item 70236

Title: 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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Exhibit

Alonzo Garcelon, Lewiston, ca. 1890

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.

Exhibit

Group at Western Maine Sanatorium, 1929

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.

Exhibit

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.

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Site

Welcome to Strong sign, Strong, ca. 1950

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village

The history of a small western Maine community north of Farmington as told by a team consisting of Strong Historical Society, Strong Elementary School, and Strong Public Library. Exhibit topics include Strong's prominence in the wood products industry (it was once the "Toothpick Capital of the World"), the "Bridge that Changed the Map," schools and educational history, clubs and organizations, "Fly Rod" Crosby, the first Maine guide, and a rich student section related to the Civil War and post-Civil War era in the town.

Site

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

Maine and the Civil War

Maine's participation in the Civil War is legendary: heroes and heroines, a huge per capita participation rate, nurses, and homefront activities, as well as post-war remembrances. These pages pull together resources from Maine Memory Network and Maine History Online that explore and illuminate aspects of Maine and the Civil War.

Site

Sorting gap, North Lincoln, 1910

Lincoln, Maine

The history of a long-time mill town as depicted by seventh and eighth grade students at Mattanawcook Junior High School, with help from Lincoln Historical Society and Lincoln Memorial Library. The site includes exhibits on the paper industry, founding fathers, wartime Lincoln, Main Street, influential institutions, and communication and transportation.