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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

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.

Exhibit

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.