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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

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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

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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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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.


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.


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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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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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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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…