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Historical Items

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Item 5263

U.S. Hospital, Georgetown, D.C., ca. 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1907 Location: Washington Media: engraving

Item 10618

Muskie swearing in, Washington, D.C., 1980

Contributed by: Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library Date: 1980-05-08 Location: Washington Media: Photographic print

Item 17347

Presque Isle Christmas Tree, Washington, D.C., 1958

Contributed by: Presque Isle Historical Society Date: circa 1958 Location: Presque Isle; Washington Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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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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Surgeon General Alonzo Garcelon

Alonzo Garcelon of Lewiston was a physician, politician, businessman, and civic leader when he became Maine's surgeon general during the Civil War, responsible for ensuring regiments had surgeons, for setting up a regimental hospital in Portland, and generally concerned with the well-being of Maine soldiers.

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Capt. Grenville F. Sparrow, 17th Maine

Grenville F. Sparrow of Portland was 25 when he answered Lincoln's call for more troops to fight the Confederates. He enlisted in Co. A of Maine's 17th Volunteer Infantry regiment. He fought in 30 battles between 1862 and the war's end in 1865.

Site Pages

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… many years the senior class trip to Washington, D.C. was a tradition in Strong. Tours to the museums, monuments, Congress and Capitol were…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - 1951 School

… many years the senior class trip to Washington, D.C. was a tradition in Strong. Tours to the museums, monuments, Congress and Capitol were…

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Maine and the Civil War - Letter from Daniel Lord to his wife, July 21, 1861

… with news from his trip to Washington, D.C., and the Union troops. He sends greetings to his children, also.

My Maine Stories

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Participating in the 2017 Women’s March on Washington
by Sarah Gaba

Participating in the Women's March in Washington, D.C., 2017

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I was a regional volunteer coordinator for the Women’s March
by Erica McNally

Erica McNally's experiences in Washington at the Women's March, 2017

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USCG Boot Camp Experience, Vietnam War era
by Peter S. Morgan, Jr.

"Letters to the Wall" Memorial Day