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Item 97573

Pvt. John Sheahan on failure of Army of Potomac, Virginia, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1863 Location: Dennysville Media: Ink on paper

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Item 4288

Scouts and guides with the Army of the Potomac, ca. 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1865 Media: Photographic print

Item 34471

Major General George McClellan, 1862

Contributed by: Bangor Historical Society Date: 1862 Media: Carte de visite

Online Exhibits

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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.


Home Ties: Sebago During the Civil War

Letters to and from Sebago soldiers who served in the Civil War show concern on both sides about farms and other issues at home as well as concern from the home front about soldiers' well-being.


War Through the Eyes of a Young Sailor

Eager to deal with the "Sesech" [Secessionists], young deepwater sailor John Monroe Dillingham of Freeport enlisted in the U.S. Navy as soon as he returned from a long voyage in 1862. His letters and those of his family offer first-hand insight into how one individual viewed the war.

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Life on a Tidal River - Three Civil War Letters - Page 2 of 4

"… you may rest assured that the Grand army of the Potomac is to be recruited and filled up to its former strength, and that no hostile demonstrations…"

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Life on a Tidal River - Three Civil War Letters - Page 1 of 4

"They were encamped overlooking the Potomac and Alexandria Rivers near Franconia, in Fairfax County, Virginia two months after their involvement at…"