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Item 5447

Maine Militia, Augusta, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1870

Location: Augusta

Media: Photographic print

Item 100334

British volunteer militia cufflinks, Portland, ca. 1758

Contributed by: Tate House Museum

Date: circa 1758

Location: Portland

Media: Brass

Item 10277

North Company of Infantry roll, Bath, 1805-1815

Contributed by: Patten Free Library

Date: 1805 - 1815

Location: Bath

Media: Ink on paper

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Mary King Scrimgeour dress, Lewiston, ca. 1895

Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.


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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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'Death of Father Sebastian Rale,' 1856

Father Rasles, the Indians and the English

Father Sebastien Rasle, a French Jesuit, ran a mission for Indians at Norridgewock and, many English settlers believed, encouraged Indian resistance to English settlement. He was killed in a raid on the mission in 1724 that resulted in the remaining Indians fleeing for Canada.

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Bluehill Light Infantry Back Pack, Blue Hill, ca. 1812

Blue Hill, Maine - Craftsman

… at that time) Light Infantry which was a local militia during the War of 1812. Though the unit never participated in combat, Fisher was able to…

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Junior Martin in cadet uniform, Bangor, ca. 1871

John Martin: Expert Observer - Junior Martin in cadet uniform, Bangor, ca. 1871

… 1871 drilling with the Jameson Guards, a state militia group. Junior Martin's father, John Martin (1823-1904) drew three illustrations of his son…

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Manchester Point, Northeast Harbor, ca. 1945

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Northeast Harbor: From Rustic to Rusticators

He served in at least three different groups while in the militia, and family lore says he was active in the capture of the British vessel Margaretta.