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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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Erecting monument in Monument Square, Portland, 1891

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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West W. Cooper, Union, 1861

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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Maine Soldiers' Relief Association card, Washington

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.

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Civil War Canteen

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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Luther Lawrence, ca. 1861

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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Poster seeking cavalry horses, Aroostook County, 1861

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.

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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