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Item 11861

Civil War bounty receipt, Houlton, 1864

Contributed by: Cary Library

Date: 1864-05-03

Location: Houlton

Media: Ink on paper

Item 70441

List of Veterans who were paid a bounty by the town of Sebago, 1868

Contributed by: Sebago Historical Society

Date: 1868-08-25

Location: Sebago

Media: Ink on paper

Item 13108

Samuel Spencer claims bounty for wheat, Baldwin, 1838

Contributed by: Baldwin Historical Society

Date: 1838-12-13

Location: Baldwin

Media: Ink & paper

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Charles Weed's Certificate of Disability, 1862

Home Ties: Sebago During the Civil War

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.

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Maine Soldiers' Relief Association card, Washington

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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Erecting monument in Monument Square, Portland, 1891

Monuments to Civil War Soldiers

Maine supplied a huge number of soldiers to the Union Army during the Civil War -- some 70,000 -- and responded after the war by building monuments to soldiers who had served and soldiers who had died in the epic American struggle.

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Hains Ledge Quarry, Lithgow Hill, Hallowell, ca. 1890

Historic Hallowell - Nature's Bounty - Raw Material, Close at Hand

Nature's Bounty - Raw Material, Close at Hand Hains Ledge Quarry, Lithgow Hill, Hallowell, ca.

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'Melissa Trask,' 1884

Surry by the Bay - Nineteenth Century

… bySurry Historical Society Surry paid a town bounty of $22,948 to the Union cause. Eighteen Surry men served in the First Maine Heavy Artillery.

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Benjamin Cole, Biddeford, ca. 1865

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Civil War

Men with money could pay bounties so that others would serve in their place; this system was the cause of riots in other parts of the country…