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Historical Items

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Item 75082

Gen. Shepley warning on Rebel attack, New Orleans, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1863 Location: New Orleans; Baton Rouge Media: Ink on paper

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Item 25680

Indian attacks, Brunswick area, 1756

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1756 Location: Brunswick; Topsham Media: Ink on paper

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Item 12399

Map of Draper's Claim, near Bath, 1795

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1795 Media: Ink on paper

Online Exhibits

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Exhibit

A Convenient Soldier: The Black Guards of Maine

The Black Guards were African American Army soldiers, members of the segregated Second Battalion of the 366th Infantry sent to guard the railways of Maine during World War II, from 1941 to 1945. The purpose of the Black Guards' deployment to Maine was to prevent terrorist attacks along the railways, and to keep Maine citizens safe during the war.

Exhibit

Amazing! Maine Stories

These stories -- that stretch from 1999 back to 1759 -- take you from an amusement park to the halls of Congress. There are inventors, artists, showmen, a railway agent, a man whose civic endeavors helped shape Portland, a man devoted to the pursuit of peace and one known for his military exploits, Maine's first novelist, a woman who recorded everyday life in detail, and an Indian who survived a British attack.

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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.

Site Pages

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco - Page 10 of 17

… in Biddeford & Saco X Prior to the attack on Fort Sumter, the Union and Journal, out of Biddeford, tracked the secession of Southern states…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Early History - 1719 to 1740

… and their French allies again made raids and attacks on the local settlers. During one of the early conflicts, a major Indian raid resulted in…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - U.S. Flagship Hartford

Our job is to attack Confederate ships and prevent them from trade. Lately, we have been attacking Fort Jackson.

My Maine Stories

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Story

In the midst of the tragedy of war, there are humorous moments
by Roger Ek, Seawolf 25

Never leave beer with the PBRs

Story

Seawolf Outhouse Robbery
by Roger Ek, Seawolf 25

How necessity creates invention, and the moving of an outhouse in Vietnam.

Story

Ted Truman (Throumoulos): A treasure trove of stories
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

A son of Greek immigrants’ insight into his entrepreneurial family, culture and life experiences