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Historical Items

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Item 28471

William Henry Fogg Civil War Reminiscences, Bath, 1888

Contributed by: Patten Free Library Date: circa 1888 Location: Bath; Richmond Media: Ink on paper

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Item 19252

Andersonville Prison, J.B. Walker, lithograph

Contributed by: Freeport Historical Society Date: circa 1864 Location: Andersonville Media: Paper

Item 19270

Civil War pension for Margaret D. Dillingham, March 9, 1872

Contributed by: Freeport Historical Society Date: 1872 Location: Portland; Freeport Media: Paper

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Online Exhibits

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Prisoners of War

Mainers have been held prisoners in conflicts fought on Maine and American soil and in those fought overseas. In addition, enemy prisoners from several wars have been brought to Maine soil for the duration of the war.


Civil War Soldiers Impact Pittsfield

Although not everyone in town supported the war effort, more than 200 Pittsfield men served in Civil War regiments. Several reminders of their service remain in the town.


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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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Soldiers Of The Civil War

Ames on January 10, 1864. He went to prison in the same year. People say that he died in prison in the state of Georgia on March 3, 1865.

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - War of 1812

… whose grandson, Joshua, became a hero in the Civil War. The elder Chamberlain was a shipbuilder from Orrington and lost two ships in the Battle of…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco - Page 6 of 17

The Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco Report on cotton for prison, New Orleans, 1862Maine Historical Society…

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