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Contributed by: Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library
Media: Ink on paper
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media
Media: Black and white photograph, glass negative
George W. Hinckley wanted to help needy boys. The farm, school and home he ran for nearly sixty nears near Fairfield stressed home, religion, education, discipline, industry, and recreation.
Alonzo Garcelon of Lewiston was a physician, politician, businessman, and civic leader when he became Maine's surgeon general during the Civil War, responsible for ensuring regiments had surgeons, for setting up a regimental hospital in Portland, and generally concerned with the well-being of Maine soldiers.