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Item 80030

Notice of death and burial for John Edward Barry, 1945

Contributed by: Mexico Historical Society

Date: 1945

Media: text

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Lt. Charles Bridges request for coffins, Port Hudson, 1864

Lt. Charles Bridges: Getting Ahead in the Army

Sgt. Charles Bridges of Co. B of the 2nd Maine Infantry was close to the end of his two years' enlistment in early 1863 when he took advantage of an opportunity for advancement by seeking and getting a commission as an officer in the 3rd Regiment U.S. (Colored) Volunteers.

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Fight or buy bonds, World War I poster, 1917

World War I and the Maine Experience

With a long history of patriotism and service, Maine experienced the war in a truly distinct way. Its individual experiences tell the story of not only what it means to be an American, but what it means to be from Maine during the war to end all wars.

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Custom House, Portland, ca. 1910

Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.

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President Abraham Lincoln

Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Brothers of the Civil War

Maine responded vigorously by supplying the U.S. Army and Navy with more men proportionately than any other state.

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President Abraham Lincoln

Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Brothers of the Civil War

Maine responded vigorously by supplying the U.S. Army and Navy with more men proportionately than any other state.