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Item 6277

Abyssinian Church, Portland, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Portland Media: Pencil on paper

Item 55494

John Sheahan on conditions in Maryland, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1862 Location: Washington; Dennysville Media: Ink on paper

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Mystery Corner Item

Item 7919

Cadet training camp musician, Harpswell, 1896

Mystery Corner Item Can you identify the man with the autoharp?

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1896 Location: Harpswell Media: Photoprint


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This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.