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Item 100449

Town meeting notice, Scarborough, 1861

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: 1861-10-29 Location: Scarborough Media: Ink on paper

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Item 19240

Woodbury S. Purinton on capture of John M. Dillingham, 1863

Contributed by: Freeport Historical Society Date: 1863 Location: Freeport; East Harpswell; Charleston; Philadelphia Media: Paper

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Item 19242

John M. Dillingham to his mother, June 12, 1863

Contributed by: Freeport Historical Society Date: 1863 Location: Freeport; Charleston; Vicksburg; Memphis; New Orleans Media: Paper

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War Through the Eyes of a Young Sailor

Eager to deal with the "Sesech" [Secessionists], young deepwater sailor John Monroe Dillingham of Freeport enlisted in the U.S. Navy as soon as he returned from a long voyage in 1862. His letters and those of his family offer first-hand insight into how one individual viewed the war.