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Item 78965

12th Maine recruiting poster, 1861

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1861 Media: Ink on paper

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William King Kimball, Rumford Point, 1861

Contributed by: Maine State Archives Date: 1861 Location: Rumford Media: Carte de visite

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T.J. Libby 12th Maine Regiment desk

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1861 Location: New Orleans; Scarborough Media: Wood, paint, metal hinges


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George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.


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.


Patriotic Imagery: 1861-1880

Imagery on letterhead soldiers used, on soldiers' memorials produced after the war, and on many other items captured the themes of the American Civil War: union, liberty, and freedom.

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Early Maine Photography - War - Page 2 of 2

Sgt. Nelson W. Jones, 3rd Maine Infantry, ca. 1862Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society Examples of standing soldiers include an ambrotype of…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

1864 Item 69552 infoStrong Historical Society John King Richards (1828-1905) served in Co. F, 19th Maine Infantry from 1862 to 1865.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… enlisted from Freeman in Company A, 7th Maine Infantry and served from 1864 to 1865. The area of Freeman known as Foster Hill is named for his…