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Historical Items

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Item 28783

Lincoln/Hamlin Campaign Flag, 1860

Contributed by: Hamlin Memorial Library and Museum Date: 1860 Media: Printed fabric

Item 28787

Hannibal Hamlin, ca. 1850

Contributed by: Hamlin Memorial Library and Museum Date: circa 1850 Location: Bangor Media: Print, ink on paper

Item 28921

Hannibal Hamlin, 1860

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1860 Location: Paris Media: Charcoal enhanced photograph

Online Exhibits

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A City Awakes: Arts and Artisans of Early 19th Century Portland

Portland's growth from 1786 to 1860 spawned a unique social and cultural environment and fostered artistic opportunity and creative expression in a broad range of the arts, which flowered with the increasing wealth and opportunity in the city.

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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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The Sanitary Commission: Meeting Needs of Soldiers, Families

The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.

Site Pages

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Early Maine Photography - Famous People - Page 2 of 3

… Hamlin (1809-1891) probably dates from the 1860 presidential election in which Hamlin was the Republican nominee for vice president.

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Blue Hill, Maine - John Edward Horton, Civil War Soldier

… California, he married Laura Webber on April 19, 1860 in Bluehill. Their only child was a boy named Orrin Horton who was born on June 20, 1863 in…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Ledyard Block

Ledyard's most important contribution was being elected mayor. He won the election with a unanimous vote.