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Item 17523

Disbanding the Continental Army, November 3, 1783

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1783-11-03 Location: New Windsor Media: Digital image

Item 1363

Revolutionary War enlistment paper, March 25, 1779

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1779-03-25 Location: Kittery Media: Pen on paper

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Item 10541

William Bayley letter to mother, Jean Bayley, from Continental Army, ca. 1778

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1778 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Online Exhibits

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A Soldier's Declaration of Independence

William Bayley of Falmouth (Portland) was a soldier in the Continental Army, seeing service at Ticonderoga, Valley Forge, Monmouth Court House, and Saratoga, among other locations. His letters home to his mother reveal much about the economic hardships experienced by both soldiers and those at home.


John Hancock's Relation to Maine

The president of the Continental Congress and the Declaration's most notable signatory, John Hancock, has ties to Maine through politics, and commercial businesses, substantial property, vacations, and family.


Student Exhibit: Benedict Arnold's March Through Skowhegan

Benedict Arnold arrived in Skowhegan on October 4th, 1775, and it was here that Arnold received his first offer of help from the colonists. Joseph Weston and his sons helped Benedict Arnold and his army cross over the Skowhegan Falls, but Joseph later got a severe cold from exposure and died of a fever on Oct.16th. His sons went back to the family home along the Kennebec for they were the first family to settle in Old Canaan or what is now Skowhegan.

Site Pages

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Continental Paper Bag Company

"Sources: The Continental Paper Bag Company press, 1905 H. Schedler Photo Engraving, New York Kiesling Bros. Press, New York"

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Early Maine Photography - War - Page 1 of 2

"In his twenties, Heyer joined the Continental Army, serving for a year before being discharged in December, 1777."

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NPS, Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters Historic Site

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