Keywords: Volunteers Wanted!
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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Media: Ink on paper
Contributed by: John Micavich through Sebago Historical Society
Location: Sebago; Cape Elizabeth
Media: ink and paper
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.
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, 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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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…
… residents of Maine answered with enthusiasm and volunteers came forward to enlist in the newly-formed regiments.
… ardent crusader for the organization of a local volunteer fire department. His big problem was not downright opposition, but public indifference.
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