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Item 83633

Grenville F. Sparrow sword, ca. 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1863

Media: Steel, brass

Item 12579

Civil War swords, ca. 1860

Contributed by: Colby College Special Collections

Date: circa 1860

Media: metal, leather

Item 4256

William Albert Turner infantry sword

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1860

Media: Metal, wood

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Enemies at Sea, Companions in Death

Lt. William Burrows and Commander Samuel Blyth, commanders of the USS Enterprise and the HMS Boxer, led their ships and crews in Battle in Muscongus Bay on Sept. 5, 1813. The American ship was victorious, but both captains were killed. Portland staged a large and regal joint burial.

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

This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.

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Main Street, Bar Harbor, ca. 1910

Maine Streets: The Postcard View

Photographers from the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co. of Belfast traveled throughout the state, especially in small communities, taking images for postcards. Many of these images, taken in the first three decades of the twentieth century, capture Main Streets on the brink of modernity.

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Luther Lawrence, ca. 1861

Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Luther Lawrence: A Soldier's Accoutrements

His single-breasted frock coat was standard issue for Union lieutenants and captains. He holds a sword, one of several that we know he owned.

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Knights Templar member, Bangor, 1864

John Martin: Expert Observer - Knights Templar member, Bangor, 1864

… quality & their caps beaver plush their arms swords and every member wore a scarlet sash." The illustration and details appear on page 25 of his…

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Brady Gang shooting, Bangor, 1937

Bangor Historical Society

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Story

An allegory about the Vietnam war

by Bill Hinderer


An allegory about my service in the Vietnam War