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Item 11318

Feeley substitute for conscription, Bangor, 1863

Contributed by: Cary Library

Date: 1863-09-03

Location: Bangor; Houlton

Media: Ink on paper

Item 11783

Letter about J. L. Barton and Civil War substitutes, 1863

Contributed by: Cary Library

Date: 1864-02-03

Location: Houlton

Media: Ink on paper

Item 64134

Civil War Substitute Volunteer Enlistment, Auburn, 1864

Contributed by: Strong Historical Society

Date: 1864-09-05

Location: Strong; Farmington; Auburn

Media: Ink on pre-printed paper form

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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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George Washington Pillsbury, Louisiana, ca. 1863

Scarborough: They Answered the Call

Scarborough met every quota set by the state for supplying Civil War soldiers for Union regiments. Some of those who responded became prominent citizens of the town.

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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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Civil War Substitute Volunteer Enlistment, Auburn, 1864

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Online Items Civil War Substitute Volunteer Enlistment, Auburn, 1864 Item 64134 infoStrong Historical Society During the Civil War the Union…

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Survey Chart, Islesboro, 1884

Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Historical Overview

… were drafted, paid “commutation” or furnished a substitute for the Union. During the October 17, 1863 town meeting, residents voted to increase the…