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Historical Items

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Item 81845

17th Maine Regiment Flag Fragment, ca. 1863

Contributed by: Maine Irish Heritage Center Date: 1861–1865 Location: Portland Media: Ink on Paper on cloth

Item 23368

Granville Sparrow, 17th Maine Volunteers, ca. 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1863 Media: photographic print

Item 61513

Josiah Remick, 17th Maine, ca. 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1862 Location: Saco Media: Carte de visite

Online Exhibits

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Capt. Grenville F. Sparrow, 17th Maine

Grenville F. Sparrow of Portland was 25 when he answered Lincoln's call for more troops to fight the Confederates. He enlisted in Co. A of Maine's 17th Volunteer Infantry regiment. He fought in 30 battles between 1862 and the war's end in 1865.

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The Shape of Maine

The boundaries of Maine are the product of international conflict, economic competition, political fights, and contested development. The boundaries are expressions of human values; people determined the shape of Maine.

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Maine's 20th Regiment

The War was not going well for the Union and in the summer of 1862, when President Lincoln called for an additional 300,000 troops, it was not a surprise to see so many men enlist in an attempt to bring proper leadership into the Army.

Site Pages

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Maine's Road to Statehood - Maine in the 17th Century

Maine in the 17th Century Map of New England, New York, ca. 1676 Largely an unexplored territory by European settlers, 17th century Maine

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Maine's Road to Statehood - Overview: Road to Statehood

Maine's population grew over the next century, particularly in coastal towns. After the American Revolution achieved independence for the United…

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Population Decline in Maine's Coastal Counties

The initial seasonal stations established in the 17th century by fishermen and fur traders were supplanted by more stable farming settlements.