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Item 78965

12th Maine recruiting poster, 1861

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1861 Media: Ink on paper

Item 5517

T.J. Libby 12th Maine Regiment desk

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1861 Location: New Orleans; Scarborough Media: Wood, paint, metal hinges

Item 74244

Vacancies, recommendations for promotion, 12th Maine, 1862

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

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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.


Rumford's Notable Citizens in the Civil War

A number of Rumford area residents played important roles during the Civil War -- and in the community afterwards. Among these are William King Kimball, who commanded the 12th Maine for much of the war.


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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Early Maine Photography - War - Page 2 of 2

… the 39th Massachusetts before transferring to the 12th Massachusetts on June 25, 1864. In August of that year, he was captured in Virginia and died…

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Crime & Disaster - Page 1 of 2

… Historical Society/MaineToday Media On July 12th, 1930, James M. Mitchell murdered his coworker, Lillian McDonald, by bashing her on the head with…

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Mantor Library, University of Maine Farmington

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My Maine Stories

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Come back to Maine, I did!
by Dan Bolduc

Reflections and the value of Maine from a former pro hockey player from Waterville


From Pee Wee to Pro The Maine Way
by Danny Bolduc

I am the very first person from Maine to have played hockey in the Olympics and in the NHL.