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Item 14933

Captain Benjamin Thompson, Winterport

Contributed by: South Portland Public Library Date: circa 1900 Location: Winterport Media: Photograph on cardboard

Item 14809

Tobias Thompson, Winterport, ca. 1870

Contributed by: James Kaler through South Portland Public Library Date: circa 1870 Location: Winterport Media: Photographic print

Item 100702

Samuel Washburn on desire to be a Navy captain, New York, 1862

Contributed by: Washburn Norlands Living History Center Date: 1862-02-11 Location: New York Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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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.

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Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.

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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.