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Category: Military & War, Wars, War of 1812

Historical Items

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Item 20813

Samuel Whiting letter on occupation of Castine, 1814

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1814 Location: Castine Media: Ink on paper

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Item 20168

Peace announcement, 1815

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1815 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 20436

Fort Edgecomb, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Edgecomb Media: Print from glass negative

Exhibits

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Enemies at Sea, Companions in Death

Lt. William Burrows and Commander Samuel Blyth, commanders of the USS Enterprise and the HMS Boxer, led their ships and crews in Battle in Muscongus Bay on Sept. 5, 1813. The American ship was victorious, but both captains were killed. Portland staged a large and regal joint burial.

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William King

Maine's first governor, William King, was arguably the most influential figure in Maine's achieving statehood in 1820. Although he served just one year as the Governor of Maine, he was instrumental in establishing the new state's constitution and setting up its governmental infrastructure.

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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.

Site Pages

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Early Settlement

Early Settlement Wheeler and Crosby Text by Karyn Field Crosby's Grist Mill Store, called Old Brick Store, Hampden, built in 1807Item…

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Incorporation

Incorporation Wheeler’s Mills or Souadabscook Plantation or Wheelersborough or Olive and finally Hampden Settlers called the township Souadabscook…

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - War of 1812

War of 1812 Text by Karyn Field There is no doubt that by the time of the Battle of Hampden, September 3, 1814, the British were already familiar…

My Maine Stories

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The centuries-long history of Passamaquoddy Veterans
by Donald Soctomah, Passamaquoddy Historic Preservation Office

Passamaquoddy Veterans Protecting the Homeland