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Historical Items

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Item 28592

Katie D. Davenport, Bath, ca. 1882

Contributed by: Maine Maritime Museum Date: circa 1882 Location: Bath Media: Photographic print

Item 65603

Eben Calderwood from Monroe, Va., 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1863 Location: Vinalhaven; Monroe Media: Ink on paper

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Item 65604

Eben Calderwood on arrival in New Orleans, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1863 Location: Vinalhaven; New Orleans Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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John P. Sheahan, 1st Maine Cavalry, 31st Maine Infantry

John P. Sheahan of Dennysville served in the 1st Maine Cavalry from August 1862 until March 1864 when he was commissioned as a lieutenant in Co. E of the 31st Maine Infantry. His letters reveal much about the life of a soldier, including political views and thoughts about the war.

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Belfast During the Civil War: The Home Front

Belfast residents responded to the Civil War by enlisting in large numbers, providing relief from the home front to soldiers, defending Maine's shoreline, and closely following the news from soldiers and from various battles.

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Rebecca Usher: 'To Succor the Suffering Soldiers'

Rebecca Usher of Hollis was 41 and single when she joined the Union nursing service at the U.S. General Hospital at Chester, Pennsylvania. Her time there and later at City Point, Virginia, were defining experiences of her life.

Site Pages

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Life on a Tidal River - Narrative

… Loan drives, often raising more money than expected. By November 11, 1918 when an armistice brought WW I to a close, over 30 Bangor men had died…

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor During the 1940s

… the ages of 18 and 26 went off to war, women were expected to replace them in the workforce, and people of all ages contributed in a variety of…

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Life on a Tidal River - Three Civil War Letters - Page 3 of 4

We are engaged in laying A ‘Corduroy Road’ from Falmouth to Aquin Creek and expect it will take us 3 weeks longer – if I have space I will discribe…

My Maine Stories

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Langdon Burton and the Cold, Wet Tourists
by Phil Tedrick

A father and son have their vacation experience totally changed by an encounter with a fisherman

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Service in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan by MAJ Adam R. Cote
by Adam R. Cote

Military Service has had a deep impact my life

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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.