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Historical Items

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Item 76597

Program for Louisiana inauguration, 1864

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1864 Location: New Orleans Media: Ink on paper

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Item 74502

Loyalty oath to U.S., Louisiana, 1862

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

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Item 79086

Lincoln letter on Louisiana elections, Washington, 1862

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

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Exhibits

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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.

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Commander George Henry Preble

George Henry Preble of Portland, nephew of Edward Preble who was known as the father of the U.S. Navy, temporarily lost his command during the Civil War when he was charged with failing to stop a Confederate ship from getting through the Union blockade at Mobile.

Site Pages

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Maine's Road to Statehood - The Missouri Compromise: A Moral Dilemma

… Union united by prohibiting slavery in the former Louisiana Territory above the 36°30' line.[33] Initiated by Speaker of the House Henry Clay, the…

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor and the Civil War

Martinsville, Louisiana. Private Sam Morrell Private Sam Morrill was a member of the 22nd Maine Regiment that mustered out from Bangor on Oct.

My Maine Stories

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Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR