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Item 70955

Report on concealed guns, equipment, New Orleans, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Location: New Orleans

Media: Ink on paper

Item 26008

Cannons at Fort Knox, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands

Date: circa 1920

Location: Prospect

Media: Photographic print

Item 14245

Artillery Machine Gun

Contributed by: Bucksport Historical Society

Date: 1895

Location: Bucksport

Media: Metal

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The "Boxer" and "Enterprise," Monhegan, 1831

Enemies at Sea, Companions in Death

Lt. William Burrows and Commander Samuel Blyth, commanders of the USS Enterprise and the HMS Boxer, led their ships and crews in Battle in Muscongus Bay on Sept. 5, 1813. The American ship was victorious, but both captains were killed. Portland staged a large and regal joint burial.


William Neptune, Portland, 1920

Indians at the Centennial

Passamaquoddy Indians from Washington County traveled to Portland in 1920 to take part in the Maine Centennial Exposition. They set up an "Indian Village" at Deering Oaks Park.


John Monroe Dillingham, Freeport, ca. 1861

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.

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Paul Fleming and gun crew, WW II, 1945

Lincoln, Maine - Paul Fleming and gun crew, WW II, 1945

He was a member of Battery C 512th Anti-aircraft Artillery Gun Batallion which fought at the Battle of the Bulge.

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Revenue gunboat "Mahoning," Bangor, 1864

John Martin: Expert Observer - Revenue gunboat "Mahoning," Bangor, 1864

Martin described the boat and its guns. He wrote, "I took my son Junior & crossed to Brewer & sketched her from the Brick Wharf oposite Steam Boat…

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Paul Fleming, WW II, South Germany, 1945

Lincoln, Maine - Paul Fleming, WW II, South Germany, 1945

… member of Battery C 512th Anti-aircraft Artillery Gun Battalion. His service was mainly in Europe, fighting in the well-known Battle of the Bulge…

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The only letter to survive World War II

by Cyrene Slegona

Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.


Vietnam Memoirs

by David Chessey



I have thought about Vietnam almost every day for 48 years

by Ted Heselton

Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam