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Historical Items

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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

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Item 98372

Thomas J. Burgess, draft notice, Belfast, 1863

Contributed by: Belfast Historical Society Date: 1863 Location: Belfast Media: ink on paper

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Item 72480

Charles W. Cole's Draft Notice

Contributed by: John Micavich through Sebago Historical Society Date: 1862-09-16 Location: Sebago; Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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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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War Through the Eyes of a Young Sailor

Eager to deal with the "Sesech" [Secessionists], young deepwater sailor John Monroe Dillingham of Freeport enlisted in the U.S. Navy as soon as he returned from a long voyage in 1862. His letters and those of his family offer first-hand insight into how one individual viewed the war.

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Home Ties: Sebago During the Civil War

Letters to and from Sebago soldiers who served in the Civil War show concern on both sides about farms and other issues at home as well as concern from the home front about soldiers' well-being.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Source Materials

Dr. William R. Horner for proofreading draft text and providing needed edits. Jennifer Judd-McGee for her patience, proofreading draft text and…

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Colby College Special Collections

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Eastern Maine Medical Center

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My Maine Stories

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Story

August 12, 1967 was the most significant day of my life
by Bob Small

How the Vietnam war affected my life

Story

Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR

Story

How the first chapter Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine
by Doug Rawlings

Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine and is now an international movement