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Historical Items

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Item 13249

Sarah Sampson letter to governor, August 17, 1863

Contributed by: Maine State Archives Date: 1863 Location: Gettysburg Media: ink on paper

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Item 15108

The greatest mother in the world, World War 1 poster, ca. 1917

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1917 Media: Ink on paper, poster

Item 18561

Influenza, war posters, Portland, ca. 1918

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1918 Location: Portland Media: Glass negative

Exhibits

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Field & Homefront: Bethel during the Civil War

Like many towns, Bethel responded to the Civil War by sending many soldiers and those at the homefront sent aid and supported families. The town grew during the war, but suffered after its end.

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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.

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Rumford's Notable Citizens in the Civil War

A number of Rumford area residents played important roles during the Civil War -- and in the community afterwards. Among these are William King Kimball, who commanded the 12th Maine for much of the war.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Highlighting Historical Hampden - War of 1812

There were a handful casualties, and the citizens were forced to give a bond of $12,000 against the October completion of several unfinished vessels.

Site Page

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Civil War

… news that too often came in the form of long casualty lists in the newspaper. The situation could be just as bad for disabled soldiers who made it…

Site Page

Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Greenleaf Cilley

It discusses the history of the Cilley family, including how Greenleaf Cilley was one of the first casualties of the Civil War.

My Maine Stories

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Story

My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima

Story

Serving in Vietnam with Richard Hershel Green
by Peter P. Joyce Jr.

Don't get close to the new guy

Story

How I broke the mold for women to serve in the military
by Mary D. McGuirk

My life and career as a USAF Nurse