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Item 15753

Pledge to Cape Elizabeth Soldiers and Sailors Monument Association

Contributed by: South Portland Historical Society

Date: 1897-07-01

Location: South Portland

Media: paper

Item 1038

Soldiers, Augusta, 1898

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1898

Location: Augusta

Media: Photographic print

Item 16381

Soldiers Cemetery, Hancock Barracks, Houlton

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Date: 1829

Location: Houlton

Media: digital photograph

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Erecting monument in Monument Square, Portland, 1891

Monuments to Civil War Soldiers

Maine supplied a huge number of soldiers to the Union Army during the Civil War -- some 70,000 -- and responded after the war by building monuments to soldiers who had served and soldiers who had died in the epic American struggle.

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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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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.

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Headstone, unknown Confederate soldier, Gray

Maine and the Civil War - Headstone, unknown Confederate soldier, Gray

The gravestone reads, "Stranger, A soldier of the late war died 1862, Erected by the ladies of Gray." View additional information about this item on…

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Soldier's Monument Dedication program, Lubec, 1904

Lubec, Maine - Lubec's Soldier's Monument

Lubec's Soldier's Monument Soldier's Monument Dedication program, Lubec, 1904 Item 28661 infoLubec Memorial Library

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SEE NOTES Soldier's Monument Dedication Souvenir Program (inside), Lubec, 1904

Lubec, Maine - Lubec's Soldier's Monument

Lubec's Soldier's Monument SEE NOTES Soldier's Monument Dedication Souvenir Program (inside), Lubec, 1904 Item 28662 infoLubec Memorial…

My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 12 View All

Story

The only letter to survive World War II

by Cyrene Slegona


Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.

Story

We will remember

by Sam Kelley


My service in the Vietnam War

Story

Rev James Wells Appointment as Chaplain for Maine in Civil War

by David Woodward


Certificate for Rev. Wells commissioned by Gov. Israel Washburn Jr. to serve in Maine 11th Regiment