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Item 11309

Putnam payment for conscription substitute, Houlton, 1864

Contributed by: Cary Library

Date: 1864-05-04

Location: Houlton

Media: paper

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

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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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Iron axe head, Auburn, ca. 1700

Indians, Furs, and Economics

When Europeans arrived in North America and disrupted traditional Native American patterns of life, they also offered other opportunities: trade goods for furs. The fur trade had mixed results for the Wabanaki.

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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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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…

Site Page

Football Team, Bangor, 1940

Life on a Tidal River - Football in Bangor

For example, the free substitution rule went into effect in 1941, proving to be the salvation of college football.

Site Page

Jonathan Keyes Log Cabin, Rumford Corner

Western Maine Foothills Region - Rumford - Page 1 of 4

… the name of "China." No reason was given for the substitution of the name Rumford. Some felt it had some relationship with Count Rumford, but this…

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My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II

by Earlene Chadbourne


Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima