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Category: Military & War, Equipment & Supplies, Weapons

Historical Items

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Item 9805

B.H. Putnam sword, ca. 1861

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1861 Location: Houlton Media: Metal

Item 12965

Brown Bess British Musket

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1800 Location: Houlton; Dublin Media: steel and wood

Item 12966

Springfield flintlock rifle, 1831

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1831 Location: Houlton; Springfield Media: steel and wood

Exhibits

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Exhibit

Gunpowder for the Civil War

The gunpowder mills at Gambo Falls in Windham and Gorham produced about a quarter of the gunpowder used by Union forces during the Civil War. The complex contained as many as 50 buildings.