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Historical Items

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Item 27183

Prison Fire, Thomaston, 1923

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: 1923-09-15 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Item 19252

Andersonville Prison, J.B. Walker, lithograph

Contributed by: Freeport Historical Society Date: circa 1864 Location: Andersonville Media: paper

Item 19253

Andersonville Prison Hospital and Stockade, Felix de la Baume, ca. 1864

Contributed by: Freeport Historical Society Date: circa 1864 Location: Andersonville Media: paper

Exhibits

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Prisoners of War

Mainers have been held prisoners in conflicts fought on Maine and American soil and in those fought overseas. In addition, enemy prisoners from several wars have been brought to Maine soil for the duration of the war.

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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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The Sanitary Commission: Meeting Needs of Soldiers, Families

The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.

Site Pages

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Maine State Prison

When Maine became a state as part of the Missouri Compromise in 1820, a prison was required to provide for state convicts.

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Historic Hallowell - Prisons and Firearms

William King, former governor, paid 3,000 dollars for a 10-acre prison site. It was known as Limestone Hill.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Prison Industries

Prison Industries Quarry, State Prison, Thomaston, Maine c 1870Item Contributed byThomaston Historical Society Throughout the years, work…

My Maine Stories

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Memories of a mission in Vietnam, January 11, 1970
by SGT. Ronald Santerre, 1st Calvary Division

Extracting villagers from the Viet Cong in Vietnam