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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1694
Media: Ink on paper
Contributed by: Bangor Public Library
Media: Photographic print
George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.
Before the era of recorded music and radio, nearly every community had a band that played at parades and other civic events. Fire departments had bands, military units had bands, theaters had bands. Band music was everywhere.
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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… just returned from three years of service in the military. Playhouse Program, Surry, 1929Item Contributed bySurry Historical Society The new…
Besides those in the military service, many were working in the shipyards in South Portland, Bath and Connecticut.
Early Settlement Copy of Surry and Ellsworth map, ca. 1880Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society Border Dispute Originally, Surry…
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