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Item 80710

Chief Joseph Orono powder horn, ca. 1780

Contributed by: Abbe Museum

Date: circa 1780

Location: Indian Island

Media: cow horn, wood

Item 5435

Howard West Point dress coat, ca. 1853

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1853

Media: Wool, brass, leather

Item 7657

Portland Rifle Corps hat and belt, 1854

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1854

Location: Portland

Media: Leather, brass, fur, wool, satin

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Lt. Charles Bridges request for coffins, Port Hudson, 1864

Lt. Charles Bridges: Getting Ahead in the Army

Sgt. Charles Bridges of Co. B of the 2nd Maine Infantry was close to the end of his two years' enlistment in early 1863 when he took advantage of an opportunity for advancement by seeking and getting a commission as an officer in the 3rd Regiment U.S. (Colored) Volunteers.


Southern Cross commemorative print, ca. 1928

Big Timber: the Mast Trade

Britain was especially interested in occupying Maine during the Colonial era to take advantage of the timber resources. The tall, straight, old growth white pines were perfect for ships' masts to help supply the growing Royal Navy.


Charles Weed's Certificate of Disability, 1862

Home Ties: Sebago During the Civil War

Letters to and from Sebago soldiers who served in the Civil War show concern on both sides about farms and other issues at home as well as concern from the home front about soldiers' well-being.

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I have thought about Vietnam almost every day for 48 years

by Ted Heselton

Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam


We will remember

by Sam Kelley

My service in the Vietnam War