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Historical Items

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Item 82340

'Confederacy Forever' flag, ca. 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1863 Media: Cotton, silk

Item 79210

View of Libby Prison, Richmond, Virginia, ca. 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1863 Location: Richmond Media: Stereograph

Item 12967

Potsdam Musket, 1833

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1833 Location: Houlton Media: Steel, wood

Online Exhibits

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John P. Sheahan, 1st Maine Cavalry, 31st Maine Infantry

John P. Sheahan of Dennysville served in the 1st Maine Cavalry from August 1862 until March 1864 when he was commissioned as a lieutenant in Co. E of the 31st Maine Infantry. His letters reveal much about the life of a soldier, including political views and thoughts about the war.


Patriotic Imagery: 1861-1880

Imagery on letterhead soldiers used, on soldiers' memorials produced after the war, and on many other items captured the themes of the American Civil War: union, liberty, and freedom.


War Through the Eyes of a Young Sailor

Eager to deal with the "Sesech" [Secessionists], young deepwater sailor John Monroe Dillingham of Freeport enlisted in the U.S. Navy as soon as he returned from a long voyage in 1862. His letters and those of his family offer first-hand insight into how one individual viewed the war.

Site Pages

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Life on a Tidal River - Three Civil War Letters - Page 4 of 4

"Print. Arms and Equipment of the Confederacy. Alexandria, Va: Time-Life Books, 1996. Print. Arms and Equipment of the Union."

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Our Shared History - Page 1 of 4

"… Indians, were members of the old Wabanaki Confederacy, the traditional adversaries of the Iroquois."

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Rum, Riot, and Reform - Neal Dow

"… of rebels gobbled him up and took him to the confederacy, where I hope he will stay the remainder of his life." Neal Dow, Portland, ca."