Keywords: 1st Me.
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1938 Location: Portland Client: F. B. W. Welch Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects
John P. Sheahan of Dennysville served in the 1st Maine Cavalry from August 1862 until March 1864 when he was commissioned as a lieutenant in Co. E of the 31st Maine Infantry. His letters reveal much about the life of a soldier, including political views and thoughts about the war.
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.
Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.
1st Maine Heavy Artillery, Bangor, 1865 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description The 1st Maine Heavy…
… Infantry, 12th Maine Infantry, 13th Maine Infantry, 1st Maine Calvary, 1st Battery of Mounted Artillery, and 5th Battery of Mounted Artillery.