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Historical Items

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Item 17732

Chandler's Band, Calais, 1913

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1913-06-13 Location: Calais Media: Photographic print

Item 102314

Biddeford National Band at Camp Ellis, 1919

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1919-08-24 Location: Saco; Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 18211

Dow Field band members, Bangor, 1944

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: 1944 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Strike Up the Band

Before the era of recorded music and radio, nearly every community had a band that played at parades and other civic events. Fire departments had bands, military units had bands, theaters had bands. Band music was everywhere.

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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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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.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Bangor Cornet Band member, 1864

Bangor Cornet Band member, 1864 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description John Martin (1823-1904), an…

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Brothers of the Civil War

… of the 5th Regiment.” The Portland Brass Band accompanied them and crowds cheered as they marched along.

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Brothers of the Civil War

… of the 5th Regiment.” The Portland Brass Band accompanied them and crowds cheered as they marched along.

My Maine Stories

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Seawolf Outhouse Robbery
by Roger Ek, Seawolf 25

How necessity creates invention, and the moving of an outhouse in Vietnam.

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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.