Keywords: Libby Prison
Mainers have been held prisoners in conflicts fought on Maine and American soil and in those fought overseas. In addition, enemy prisoners from several wars have been brought to Maine soil for the duration of the 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.
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.
… September 14, 1862, nine year old Lura Vellie Libby, daughter of Isaac and Susan Libby, left on-foot from her family farm northwest of the village…
Zombek, Angela M. "Libby Prison." Encyclopedia Virginia. Brendan Wolfe, ed. 5 Apr. 2011. Web. Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. 7 Jun. 2012.