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Item 82210

Title: U. S. Army unit on Walker Memorial Library steps, Westbrook, 1917

Contributed by: Walker Memorial Library

Date: 1917

Location: Westbrook

Media: Photograph

Item 31317

Title: U.S. Army discharge paper for Robert McArthur, 1865

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library

Date: 1865-06-17

Location: Biddeford; Norfolk; Portsmouth

Media: Ink on paper

Item 31599

Title: U.S. Grant post #143 charter, Biddeford, 1885

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library

Date: 1885-08-14

Location: Biddeford

Media: Ink on paper with gold foil, in frame

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Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

Brig. Gen. George F. Shepley, ca. 1863

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.

Exhibit

Letter from POW camp, 1944

Prisoners of War

Mainers have been held prisoners in conflicts fought on Maine and American soil and in those fought overseas. In addition, enemy prisoners from several wars have been brought to Maine soil for the duration of the war.