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Keywords: Southern Sympathizers

Historical Items

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Item 71033

David Brown's letter from Sebago to John L Hodsdon, 1862

Contributed by: Sebago Historical Society Date: 1862-09-29 Location: Sebago Media: ink on paper

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Item 71036

Letter from Nathan Wight, Sebago to John L Hodsdon, 1862

Contributed by: Sebago Historical Society Date: 1862-09-12 Location: Sebago; Portland Media: ink on paper

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Item 21979

F.O.J. Smith, Portland, 1832

Contributed by: Maine State Archives Date: circa 1832 Location: Augusta Media: Carte de visite

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Home Ties: Sebago During the Civil War

Letters to and from Sebago soldiers who served in the Civil War show concern on both sides about farms and other issues at home as well as concern from the home front about soldiers' well-being.

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War Through the Eyes of a Young Sailor

Eager to deal with the "Sesech" [Secessionists], young deepwater sailor John Monroe Dillingham of Freeport enlisted in the U.S. Navy as soon as he returned from a long voyage in 1862. His letters and those of his family offer first-hand insight into how one individual viewed the war.

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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.