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Item 5201

View from Little Roundtop, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1895 Location: Gettysburg Media: Photographic print

Item 4333

Battle at Gettysburg, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1863-07-01 Location: Gettysburg Media: Original is engraving on wood

Item 5225

Battle of Gettysburg painting, 1884

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1863 Location: Gettysburg Media: Photographic print


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Lt. Charles A. Garcelon, 16th Maine

The son of Maine's surgeon general and nephew of a captain in the 16th Maine, Charles A. Garcelon of Lewiston served in Co. I of the 16th Maine. His letters home in the first 17 months of his service express his reflections on war and his place in it.


Maine's 20th Regiment

The War was not going well for the Union and in the summer of 1862, when President Lincoln called for an additional 300,000 troops, it was not a surprise to see so many men enlist in an attempt to bring proper leadership into the Army.


Sarah Sampson: Caring for Soldiers, Orphans

Sarah Sampson of Bath went to war with her husband, a captain in the 3rd Maine Regiment. With no formal training, she spent the next four and a half years providing nursing and other services to soldiers. Even after her husband became ill and returned to Maine, Sampson remained in the Washington, D.C., area aiding the sick and wounded.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Civil War

… with grimly detailed accounts of what was happening to their friends, family and neighbors in places like Vicksburg, Manassas, and Gettysburg.

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Life on a Tidal River - Three Civil War Letters - Page 4 of 4

Smith 1859. Print. Coddington, Edwin B. The Gettysburg Campaign, A Study in Command. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1968. Print. Dalton, Peter P.

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Early Maine Photography - War - Page 2 of 2

He is buried with 103 other Maine soldiers in the National Cemetery at Gettysburg. Seven of his letters to his mother survive in her pension file in…