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Historical Items

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Item 102152

William Floyd on the militias and local government, New York, 1776

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1776-05-09 Location: New York Media: Ink on paper

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Benedict Arnold letter to Capt. Farnsworth, 1775

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1775-09-29 Location: Augusta Media: Ink on paper

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Item 102150

Abraham Clark offering armed support from British invasion to Samuel Tucker, Philadelphia, 1776

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1776-07-09 Location: Philadelphia; Trenton Media: Ink on paper

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Online Exhibits

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The British capture and occupation of Eastport 1814-1818

The War of 1812 ended in December 1814, but Eastport continued to be under British control for another four years. Eastport was the last American territory occupied by the British from the War of 1812 to be returned to the United States. Except for the brief capture of two Aleutian Islands in Alaska by the Japanese in World War II, it was the last time since 2018 that United States soil was occupied by a foreign government.

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Liberty Threatened: Maine in 1775

At Lexington and Concord, on April 19, 1775, British troops attempted to destroy munitions stored by American colonists. The battles were the opening salvos of the American Revolution. Shortly, the conflict would erupt in Maine.

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World War I and the Maine Experience

With a long history of patriotism and service, Maine experienced the war in a truly distinct way. Its individual experiences tell the story of not only what it means to be an American, but what it means to be from Maine during the war to end all wars.

Site Pages

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Skowhegan Community History - Benedict Arnold's March

… became infamous as a traitor when he joined the British because he didn't get promoted for the revolution.

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Skowhegan Community History - A Brief History of the Skowhegan Area

… of the fortress at Quebec City then held by the British. The trip was doomed from the beginning as boats were ordered only two weeks prior to the…

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Eastern Maine Medical Center

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My Maine Stories

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A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down