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Historical Items

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Item 85611

Original label on wooden gunpowder keg, ca. 1860

Contributed by: Windham Historical Society Date: circa 1860 Location: Windham Media: Paper, wood

Item 99132

Gambo Dam, Oriental Powder Mills, Gorham and Windham, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Windham; Gorham Media: Photographic print

Item 98438

Gunpowder canister, Gorham and Windham, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Gorham Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Gorham; Windham Media: Tin, paint, paper

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Gunpowder for the Civil War

The gunpowder mills at Gambo Falls in Windham and Gorham produced about a quarter of the gunpowder used by Union forces during the Civil War. The complex contained as many as 50 buildings.


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.