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Historical Items

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Item 100270

Horatio Hight, Scarborough, ca. 1862

Contributed by: Maine State Archives Date: circa 1862 Location: Scarborough Media: Carte de visite

Item 74504

Lt. Hight to Capt. Appleton, Louisiana, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1862 Location: New Orleans Media: Ink on paper

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Item 100280

Hiram Berry enlistment receipt, Scarborough, 1864

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: 1864-02-01 Location: Scarborough Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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Scarborough: They Answered the Call

Scarborough met every quota set by the state for supplying Civil War soldiers for Union regiments. Some of those who responded became prominent citizens of the town.

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George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.

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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.