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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Media: Ink on paper
Courtesy of Jan Pieter Van Voorst Van Beest, an individual partner
Anglo-Americans in northern New England sometimes interpreted their own anxieties about the Wilderness, their faith, and their conflicts with Native Americans as signs that the Devil and his handmaidens, witches, were active in their midst.
Mainers have been held prisoners in conflicts fought on Maine and American soil and in those fought overseas. In addition, enemy prisoners from several wars have been brought to Maine soil for the duration of the war.
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.
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… a number of other men in the village, as well as assaulting Comfort Manchester. This detail was seldom talked about for the next two hundred years…
… drugs, ten seizures of intoxicating liquors , one assault and battery, four thefts of personal property, one fast driver, one malicious mischief…
The Union Army consisted of 28,000 men and was to assault the Confederates' 33,000-man army with three separate flanks.
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by Earlene Chadbourne
Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima