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Item 5261

Title: West W. Cooper, Union, 1861

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1861

Location: Union

Media: Black and white photograph hand colored

Item 69553

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

Contributed by: Strong Historical Society

Date: circa 1864

Location: Freeman

Media: Black & white tintype photograph

Item 81015

Title: Rebecca Usher description of military hospital, Pennsylvania, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1862-12-05

Location: Buxton; Chester

Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibit

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 700,000 -- and responded after the war by building monuments to soldiers who had served and soldiers who had died in the epic American struggle.

Exhibit

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.

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.