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Historical Items

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Item 5215

Rebecca N. Usher, Hollis, ca. 1885

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1885 Media: Photographic print

Item 5481

Rebecca Usher on trip to begin nursing work, 1862

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

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Item 4170

Rebecca Usher, Hollis, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Hollis Center Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Rebecca Usher: 'To Succor the Suffering Soldiers'

Rebecca Usher of Hollis was 41 and single when she joined the Union nursing service at the U.S. General Hospital at Chester, Pennsylvania. Her time there and later at City Point, Virginia, were defining experiences of her life.

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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.

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This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.