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Item 80403

Title: Condolences to Sarah Tarbox from cousin Mary Patten, 1848

Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee

Date: 1848-10-28

Location: Westport; Litchfield Corners

Media: ink on paper

Item 68628

Title: William Brown on Charles Cole's death, Washington, D.C., 1862

Contributed by: Sebago Historical Society

Date: 1862-12-26

Location: Sebago; Georgetown

Media: Ink on paper

Item 15260

Title: Letter concerning death of Henry Sewall, 1845

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1845-09-08

Location: Hallowell

Media: Ink on paper

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Boxer and Enterprize

Enemies at Sea, Companions in Death

Lt. William Burrows and Commander Samuel Blyth, commanders of the USS Enterprise and the HMS Boxer, led their ships and crews in Battle in Muscongus Bay on Sept. 5, 1813. The American ship was victorious, but both captains were killed. Portland staged a large and regal joint burial.


West W. Cooper, Union, 1861

For the Union: Civil War Deaths

More than 9,000 Maine soldiers and sailors died during the Civil War while serving with Union forces. This exhibit tells the stories of a few of those men.


Florence Jewett, Norridgewock, ca. 1885

Eternal Images: Photographing Childhood

From the earliest days of photography doting parents from across Maine sought to capture images of their young children. The studio photographs often reflect the families' images of themselves and their status or desired status.