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Item 9437

Thomaston Cavalry Banner

Contributed by: Montpelier, The General Henry Knox Museum Date: circa 1800 Location: Thomaston Media: Distemper paint on silk

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Captain Blackhawk Putnam, Houlton, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1890 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

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Joseph W. Lee, Calais, ca. 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1863 Location: Calais Media: Carte de visite


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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.


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.


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.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… Welch served in the Union Army in the First Maine Cavalry. He was a farmer before and after the war with a place at the top of True Hill in Strong.

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

John C. Bangs enlisted in the First Maine Cavalry in September 12, 1862. He was the son of Richard and Isabel Bangs of Strong. Mr.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Grand Army of the Republic

He served in Company L of the First Cavalry. Edmund was wounded on August 20, 1862. He was then captured on June 24,1864, at St.