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Item 11309

Putnam payment for conscription substitute, Houlton, 1864

Contributed by: Cary Library

Date: 1864-05-04

Location: Houlton

Media: paper

Item 11318

Feeley substitute for conscription, Bangor, 1863

Contributed by: Cary Library

Date: 1863-09-03

Location: Bangor; Houlton

Media: Ink on paper

Item 11317

Llewellyn Powers' conscription substitution, Houlton, 1863

Contributed by: Cary Library

Date: 1863-08-29

Location: Houlton

Media: Ink on paper

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Hiram Church, Presque Isle, 1861

Presque Isle and the Civil War

Presque Isle had fewer than 1,000 residents in 1860, but it still felt the impact of the Civil War. About half of the town's men went off to war. Of those, a third died. The effects of the war were widespread in the small community.

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Soldiers' Monument and Library, Pittsfield, 1904

Civil War Soldiers Impact Pittsfield

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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Fight or buy bonds, World War I poster, 1917

World War I and the Maine Experience

With a long history of patriotism and service, Maine experienced the war in a truly distinct way. Its individual experiences tell the story of not only what it means to be an American, but what it means to be from Maine during the war to end all wars.

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Fales Edgarton House, Thomaston, ca. 1870

Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Emerson Letter

… were in the army, either voluntarily or conscription. A part of the female portion still remained, but the greater part had gone to Richmond. A…

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Survey Chart, Islesboro, 1884

Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Historical Overview

… and records show that several island men were conscripted into the British army against their will.