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Item 99277

William H. Jackson letter requesting employee exemption from Civil War draft, 1862

Contributed by: Maine State Archives

Date: 1862-09-02

Location: Windham; Portland

Media: ink on paper

Item 82066

World War II draft card, Lewiston, 1942

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection

Date: 1942-02-16

Location: Lewiston

Media: ink on paper

Item 11863

Enlistment and draft quotas, Houlton, 1864

Contributed by: Cary Library

Date: 1864-07-01

Location: Houlton

Media: Ink on paper

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Item 52979

2-82 Fore Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Company

Use: Drafting Room

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Letter to Francis Pratt from family, 1865

In Canada During the Civil War

One surviving letter from the family of Francis Pratt to the young man who was in Canada in 1865 suggests that going to Canada to escape military service during the Civil War was not unheard of. The letter also suggests money was removed to Canada to protect it.

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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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Erecting monument in Monument Square, Portland, 1891

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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Benjamin Cole, Biddeford, ca. 1865

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Civil War

… Library If the quotas were not fulfilled, drafts were initiated. Men with money could pay bounties so that others would serve in their place…

Site Page

Olive S. Gould, Biddeford, ca. 1865

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Civil War

… for the military; hundreds of Biddeford men were drafted or volunteered to serve in the war. Women and men who remained in the city started a…

Site Page

Civil War Substitute Volunteer Enlistment, Auburn, 1864

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… Society During the Civil War the Union drafted citizens into the military forces. If the draftee was influential or wealthy and could find a…

My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 8 View All

Story

In 1970 I served in Vietnam, and sent my parents a package

by Peter P. Joyce Jr.


My Parents' war story

Story

A poem about my experiences in Vietnam

by Doug Rawlings


A poem about my experiences in Vietnam

Story

Serving in Vietnam with Richard Hershel Green

by Peter P. Joyce Jr.


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