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Item 16101

John Neal letter to Elizabeth Oakes Smith, 1856

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1856

Location: Portland

Media: Ink on paper

Item 16102

John Neal letter concerning son's death, 1856

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1856

Media: Ink on paper

Item 31813

John C. Sherman discharge paper, Biddeford, 1893

Contributed by: Biddeford Historical Society

Date: 1893-03-31

Location: Portland; Biddeford; Pembroke

Media: Ink on paper

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Civil War quilt , Belfast, 1864

Belfast During the Civil War: The Home Front

Belfast residents responded to the Civil War by enlisting in large numbers, providing relief from the home front to soldiers, defending Maine's shoreline, and closely following the news from soldiers and from various battles.

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John Monroe Dillingham, Freeport, ca. 1861

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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John Parris Sheahan, ca. 1870

John P. Sheahan, 1st Maine Cavalry, 31st Maine Infantry

John P. Sheahan of Dennysville served in the 1st Maine Cavalry from August 1862 until March 1864 when he was commissioned as a lieutenant in Co. E of the 31st Maine Infantry. His letters reveal much about the life of a soldier, including political views and thoughts about the war.

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Watch fob, Portland, ca. 1800

Tate House Museum

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My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 23 View All

Story

August 12, 1967 was the most significant day of my life

by Bob Small


How the Vietnam war affected my life

Story

How 20 years in the Navy turned me into an active volunteer

by Joy Asuncion


My service didn't end when I retired from the Navy

Story

How I broke the mold for women to serve in the military

by Mary D. McGuirk


My life and career as a USAF Nurse