Keywords: Union 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.
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.
… item for a soldier in the heat and humidity of the South. Many Union soldiers were overwhelmed by the heat of the Southern battlefields.
Luther Lawrence: A Soldier's Accoutrements Luther Lawrence, ca. 1861 Item 9291 infoNorth Yarmouth Historical Society Here is Luther Lawrence…