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Historical Items

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Item 33691

Committee on Manufacturing report on silk bounties, Augusta, 1841

Contributed by: Maine State Archives Date: 1841 Location: Augusta Media: Ink on paper

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Item 13804

Cumberland Civil War bounties, 1864

Contributed by: Town of Cumberland Date: 1864-08-11 Location: Cumberland Media: Paper

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Item 67448

Sebago votes to raise money to pay soldier's bounties, 1862

Contributed by: Sebago Historical Society Date: 1868-12-14 Location: Sebago Media: Ink on paper

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Online Exhibits

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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.


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.


Monuments to Civil War Soldiers

Maine supplied a huge number of soldiers to the Union Army during the Civil War -- some 70,000 -- and responded after the war by building monuments to soldiers who had served and soldiers who had died in the epic American struggle.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Nature's Bounty - Raw Material, Close at Hand

Nature's Bounty - Raw Material, Close at Hand Hains Ledge Quarry, Lithgow Hill, Hallowell, ca.

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Surry by the Bay - Nineteenth Century

… bySurry Historical Society Surry paid a town bounty of $22,948 to the Union cause. Eighteen Surry men served in the First Maine Heavy Artillery.

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Surry by the Bay - Early Settlement

Early Settlement Copy of Surry and Ellsworth map, ca. 1880Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society Border Dispute Originally, Surry…

My Maine Stories

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Margaret Moxa's Blanket Coat
by Jennifer Neptune

A contemporary artwork in memory of Penobscots murdered for scalp bounties.


Reverend Thomas Smith of First Parish Portland
by Kristina Minister, Ph.D.

Pastor, Physician, Real Estate Speculator, and Agent for Wabanaki Genocide