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Item 29278

Mystery Who? When? Help!

Unidentified man, Lewiston, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Media: Photographic print

Item 35011

John and Sarah Williams Young, Hallowell, ca. 1864

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1864

Location: Hallowell

Media: Ambrotype

Item 99381

George Washington Kemp, Leeds, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Elaine Kemp Bragdon through Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1890

Location: Leeds

Media: Photograph of crayon portrait

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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.

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Soldiers, North Yarmouth, 1942

Guarding Maine Rail Lines

Black soldiers served in Maine during World War II, assigned in small numbers throughout the state to guard Grand Trunk rail lines from a possible German attack. The soldiers, who lived in railroad cars near their posts often interacted with local residents.

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Civil War soldier's monument, Rumford Center, 1921

Rumford's Notable Citizens in the Civil War

A number of Rumford area residents played important roles during the Civil War -- and in the community afterwards. Among these are William King Kimball, who commanded the 12th Maine for much of the war.

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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