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Historical Items

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Item 5870

Potato blockade, Fort Fairfield, 1980

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1980-03-27 Location: Fort Fairfield Media: Photographic print

Item 5877

Potato blockade, March 27, 1980

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1980-03-27 Location: Fort Fairfield Media: Photographic print

Item 74391

G. Henry Preble report on breach of blockade, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1862 Location: Mobile Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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Commander George Henry Preble

George Henry Preble of Portland, nephew of Edward Preble who was known as the father of the U.S. Navy, temporarily lost his command during the Civil War when he was charged with failing to stop a Confederate ship from getting through the Union blockade at Mobile.

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War Through the Eyes of a Young Sailor

Eager to deal with the "Sesech" [Secessionists], young deepwater sailor John Monroe Dillingham of Freeport enlisted in the U.S. Navy as soon as he returned from a long voyage in 1862. His letters and those of his family offer first-hand insight into how one individual viewed the war.

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Protests

Throughout the history of the state, residents have protested, on paper or in the streets, to increase rights for various groups, to effect social change, to prevent social change, or to let their feelings be known about important issues.

Site Pages

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Shipbuilding Declines - 1857 to 1861

… of being detained in southern ports or running blockades to be destroyed at sea by Confederate gunboats.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - V. A Cascade of Booms & Busts (1790-1865) - Page 3 of 3

… by the stoppage in cotton production & the cotton blockades. The Laconia Mills sold off much of their stock of cotton to European interests for…