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Item 9308

Civil War Canteen

Contributed by: Cumberland Historical Society Date: circa 1862 Location: Cumberland Media: Metal, cotton

Item 11147

Peleg Wadsworth III canteen, ca. 1812

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1812 Location: Portland Media: Wood

Item 29425

British army canteen, ca. 1888

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1888 Media: Metal, wood, cotton, leather


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Student Exhibit: Benedict Arnold's March Through Skowhegan

Benedict Arnold arrived in Skowhegan on October 4th, 1775, and it was here that Arnold received his first offer of help from the colonists. Joseph Weston and his sons helped Benedict Arnold and his army cross over the Skowhegan Falls, but Joseph later got a severe cold from exposure and died of a fever on Oct.16th. His sons went back to the family home along the Kennebec for they were the first family to settle in Old Canaan or what is now Skowhegan.


Great War and Armistice Day

In 1954, November 11 became known as Veterans Day, a time to honor American veterans of all wars. The holiday originated, however, as a way to memorialize the end of World War I, November 11, 1918, and to "perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations." Mainers were involved in World War I as soldiers, nurses, and workers on the homefront aiding the military effort.


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.

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Skowhegan Community History - Benedict Arnold's March

Dead wrong. Lead canteen left on Skowhegan Island by one of Arnold's soldiers X The Dead River was mostly all swamp, hard to pass through…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - People Who Called Scarborough Home - Page 4 of 4

Haigis was the creation of the mobile canteen unit that accompanied firemen on major fires. Somehow, Dr.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Emerson Letter

We are ordered to carry nothing but haversack and canteen and 60 rounds of ammunition. Excuse the haste of this and write soon to oblige.