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Item 11863

Enlistment and draft quotas, Houlton, 1864

Contributed by: Cary Library

Date: 1864-07-01

Location: Houlton

Media: Ink on paper

Item 11855

Army enlistment form, Houlton, 1867

Contributed by: Cary Library

Date: 1863-10-20

Location: Houlton; Augusta

Media: Ink on paper

Item 100235

Stephen Brown enlistment certification, Scarborough, 1862

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum

Date: 1862-08-04

Location: Scarborough

Media: Ink on paper

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Civil War quilt , Belfast, 1864

Belfast During the Civil War: The Home Front

Belfast residents responded to the Civil War by enlisting in large numbers, providing relief from the home front to soldiers, defending Maine's shoreline, and closely following the news from soldiers and from various battles.


Scouts and guides with the Army of the Potomac

Maine's 20th Regiment

The War was not going well for the Union and in the summer of 1862, when President Lincoln called for an additional 300,000 troops, it was not a surprise to see so many men enlist in an attempt to bring proper leadership into the Army.


Grenville Sparrow, 17th Maine Volunteers, ca. 1863

Capt. Grenville F. Sparrow, 17th Maine

Grenville F. Sparrow of Portland was 25 when he answered Lincoln's call for more troops to fight the Confederates. He enlisted in Co. A of Maine's 17th Volunteer Infantry regiment. He fought in 30 battles between 1862 and the war's end in 1865.

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Surry by the Bay - Phebe Fowler: A Woman of Property

Olin enlisted to serve in the Civil War at age 15. Several years Phebe’s junior, Olin became a distinguished Civil War soldier and ended the war six…

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Emery O. Bonsey, Newbury Neck, ca. 1910

Surry by the Bay - Early Twentieth Century

Many enlisted; others were drafted. Still others went to work in shipyards in Bath and South Portland and to other states.

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Civil War Substitute Volunteer Enlistment, Auburn, 1864

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

This was called a Substitute Volunteer Enlistment. On September 5, 1864 at Auburn, eighteen year old James Skinner of Strong volunteered as a…

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We will remember

by Sam Kelley

My service in the Vietnam War


My story about tours of duty in Vietnam

by Maynard Bradley

I served in the Army Special Forces as a Green Beret, it still effects me today.


USCG Boot Camp Experience, Vietnam War era

by Peter S. Morgan, Jr.

"Letters to the Wall" Memorial Day