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Item 66035

Samuel B. Hunter, 7th Maine, to Alonzo Garcelon, 1862

Contributed by: Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library Media: Ink on paper

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Item 28360

George W. Pierce obituary, Portland, 1835

Contributed by: Pierce Family Collection through Maine Historical Society Date: 1835 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 68624

Letter about Pvt. Cole serious illness, near Washington, D.C., 1862

Contributed by: John Micavich through Sebago Historical Society Date: 1862-12-15 Location: Sebago; Washington Media: ink on paper

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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.


Ice: A Maine Commodity

Maine's frozen rivers and lakes provided an economic opportunity. The state shipped thousands of tons of ice to ports along the East Coast and to the West Indies that workers had cut and packed in sawdust for shipment or later use.


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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John Martin: Expert Observer - Mabelle Martin's casket, Bangor, 1899

… child of John and Clara Martin of Bangor, died of typhoid fever on March 25, 1899. Her brother Frank died shortly after birth in 1862, brother…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Arthur R. Gould

The fever did not break for 31 days. When he recovered, he found out that his partner in the butcher business did not think he would recover and took…

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Eastern Maine Medical Center

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