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Historical Items

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Item 78965

12th Maine recruiting poster, 1861

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

Item 100615

William King Kimball, Rumford Point, 1861

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

Item 74244

Vacancies, recommendations for promotion, 12th Maine, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1862 Location: New Orleans Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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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.

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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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Scarborough: They Answered the Call

Scarborough met every quota set by the state for supplying Civil War soldiers for Union regiments. Some of those who responded became prominent citizens of the town.

Site Pages

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Resources

… Oxford University Press, 1995 Civil War Regiments from Maine, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlin, Federal Publishing Company, 1908, reprint 2003…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

This was called a Substitute Volunteer Enlistment. On September 5, 1864 at Auburn, eighteen year old James Skinner of Strong volunteered as a…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… the Church of the Nazarene, which was otherwise built over a four year period from 1954-1958 by many devoted followers, volunteers and donors.