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Item 70890

Letter on seized flags, ship, New Orleans, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1862-05-18 Location: New Orleans Media: Ink on paper

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Item 82340

'Confederacy Forever' flag, ca. 1863

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

Item 82257

16th Maine flag fragment, ca. 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1863 Media: Silk, bullion


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Commander George Henry Preble

George Henry Preble of Portland, nephew of Edward Preble who was known as the father of the U.S. Navy, temporarily lost his command during the Civil War when he was charged with failing to stop a Confederate ship from getting through the Union blockade at Mobile.


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.


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.

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Lincoln, Maine - Frederick A. Edwards

… but he was in attendance at the execution of a Confederate Captain, who had killed a guard in an escape attempt. After the war Mr.

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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.