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Historical Items

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Item 20143

Recruitment notice for Civil War soldiers, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1863 Location: Bridgton Media: Ink on paper

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Item 68019

Cole family to son, Sebago, 1862

Contributed by: John Micavich through Sebago Historical Society Date: 1862-09-28 Location: Sebago; Cape Elizabeth Media: ink and paper

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Item 68021

Horatio Cole writes to Charles Cole

Contributed by: John Micavich through Sebago Historical Society Date: 1865-10-05 Location: Sebago; Portland Media: ink and paper


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Home Ties: Sebago During the Civil War

Letters to and from Sebago soldiers who served in the Civil War show concern on both sides about farms and other issues at home as well as concern from the home front about soldiers' well-being.


Civil War Soldiers Impact Pittsfield

Although not everyone in town supported the war effort, more than 200 Pittsfield men served in Civil War regiments. Several reminders of their service remain in the town.


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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Lincoln, Maine - Civil War

There were also volunteers who wanted to fight for the North and restore everything back to normal. The people who were drafted might not have felt…

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Life on a Tidal River - Three Civil War Letters - Page 1 of 4

… residents of Maine answered with enthusiasm and volunteers came forward to enlist in the newly-formed regiments.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Strong's History - Page 4 of 4

… ardent crusader for the organization of a local volunteer fire department. His big problem was not downright opposition, but public indifference.

My Maine Stories

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How 20 years in the Navy turned me into an active volunteer
by Joy Asuncion

My service didn't end when I retired from the Navy


Service in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan by MAJ Adam R. Cote
by Adam R. Cote

Military Service has had a deep impact my life


Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey