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Item 83773

Confederate spurs, ca. 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1863 Media: Brass

Item 76626

Army of the Tennessee reunion announcement, 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1865 Location: Saratoga Springs; Richmond; Nashville; Corinth; Memphis Media: Ink on paper

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Item 29425

British army canteen, ca. 1888

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


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Lt. Charles Bridges: Getting Ahead in the Army

Sgt. Charles Bridges of Co. B of the 2nd Maine Infantry was close to the end of his two years' enlistment in early 1863 when he took advantage of an opportunity for advancement by seeking and getting a commission as an officer in the 3rd Regiment U.S. (Colored) Volunteers.


Maine's 20th Regiment

The War was not going well for the Union and in the summer of 1862, when President Lincoln called for an additional 300,000 troops, it was not a surprise to see so many men enlist in an attempt to bring proper leadership into the Army.


Capt. Grenville F. Sparrow, 17th Maine

Grenville F. Sparrow of Portland was 25 when he answered Lincoln's call for more troops to fight the Confederates. He enlisted in Co. A of Maine's 17th Volunteer Infantry regiment. He fought in 30 battles between 1862 and the war's end in 1865.

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Early Maine Photography - War - Page 2 of 2

… captured in Virginia and died in November in the Confederate prison camp in Salisbury, North Carolina. Sgt. Nelson W.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Student Research

… States military and even a few who served in the Confederate Army, we realized that the Civil War had a dramatic effect on the people of our area.

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

He was discharged from the United States Army in November, 1863, and he was married to Myra T. Ames on January 10, 1864.