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Historical Items

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Item 5261

West W. Cooper, Union, 1861

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1861 Location: Union Media: Photographic print

Item 69553

Pvt. Abner H. Foster, Union soldier, ca. 1864

Contributed by: Ben Conant through Strong Historical Society Date: circa 1964 Location: Freeman Media: Tinytype

Item 81015

Rebecca Usher description of military hospital, Pennsylvania, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1862 Location: Buxton; Chester Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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Monuments to Civil War Soldiers

Maine supplied a huge number of soldiers to the Union Army during the Civil War -- some 70,000 -- and responded after the war by building monuments to soldiers who had served and soldiers who had died in the epic American struggle.

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For the Union: Civil War Deaths

More than 9,000 Maine soldiers and sailors died during the Civil War while serving with Union forces. This exhibit tells the stories of a few of those men.

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The Sanitary Commission: Meeting Needs of Soldiers, Families

The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.

Site Pages

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

… item for a soldier in the heat and humidity of the South. Many Union soldiers were overwhelmed by the heat of the Southern battlefields.

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

Luther Lawrence: A Soldier's Accoutrements Luther Lawrence, ca. 1861 Item 9291 infoNorth Yarmouth Historical Society Here is Luther Lawrence…

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Maine and the Civil War - Poster seeking cavalry horses, Aroostook County, 1861

… desire of the army to purchase of horses for the Union cavalry in various communities in Aroostook County.

My Maine Stories

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My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima