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Historical Items

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Item 60176

Receipt for Contraband Camp donation, Washington, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1863 Location: Washington Media: Ink on paper

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Item 70955

Report on concealed guns, equipment, New Orleans, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1862-05-28 Location: New Orleans Media: Ink on paper

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Item 66944

Lt. Charles Bridges on contrabands, Bonnet Carre, LA, 1864

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1864 Location: La Place; Castine Media: Ink on paper

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Online Exhibits

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Home Ties: Sebago During the Civil War

Letters to and from Sebago soldiers who served in the Civil War show concern on both sides about farms and other issues at home as well as concern from the home front about soldiers' well-being.

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The Sanitary Commission: Meeting Needs of Soldiers, Families

The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.

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George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.

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Lubec, Maine - Lubec History

The population had grown to 1,430 by 1820. Contraband trade flourished with Campobello where wharves full of British manufactured goods were…