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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Location: New Orleans
Media: Ink on paper
Contributed by: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands
Date: circa 1920
Media: Photographic print
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.
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.
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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He was a member of Battery C 512th Anti-aircraft Artillery Gun Batallion which fought at the Battle of the Bulge.
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…
… 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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by Cyrene Slegona
Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.
by David Chessey
MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR
by Ted Heselton
Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam