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Historical Items

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Item 9904

Lt. Col. Joshua L. Chamberlain

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society Date: 1862 Location: Brunswick Media: Photograph, print on paper

Item 13969

Gen. Joshua L. Chamberlain

Contributed by: Brewer Public Library Date: circa 1865 Location: Brewer Media: Photographic print

Item 9173

Telegram from J.L. Chamberlain to Brunswick Selectmen, 1880

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society Date: 1880-01-17 Location: Augusta; Brunswick Media: Ink on paper

Exhibits

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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.

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A Day for Remembering

Most societies have had rituals or times set aside to honor ancestors, those who have died and have paved the way for the living. Memorial Day, the last Monday in May, is the day Americans have set aside for such remembrances.

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Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.