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Item 80403

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

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

Contributed by: John Micavich through Sebago Historical Society Date: 1862-12-26 Location: Sebago; Georgetown Media: Ink on paper

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John Martin note on children's deaths, Bangor, ca. 1899

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Date: circa 1899 Location: Bangor Media: Ink on paper


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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.


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.


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.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - P.H. Tilson Death Notice

P.H. Tilson Death Notice P.H. Tilson died on July 21, 1861 at the Battle of Bull Run. The goal of the battle was to force the Confederates to…

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Historic Hallowell - Blizzard Poems

… plow’s success died down difficult transportation troubled vehicles Deaths 56 seamen, 5 others on the Turnpike, and 2 lobstermen By Emma Wilson

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Porter residence until his death. Dr. George Z. Higgins acquired the home in 1879 and established a medical practice here.

My Maine Stories

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USCG Boot Camp Experience, Vietnam War era
by Peter S. Morgan, Jr.

"Letters to the Wall" Memorial Day


We will remember
by Sam Kelley

My service in the Vietnam War


Serving in Vietnam with Richard Hershel Green
by Peter P. Joyce Jr.

Don't get close to the new guy