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Historical Items

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Item 7326

Letter concerning military provisions and garrison contingents, Kittery, 1695

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1694 Location: Kittery Media: Ink on paper

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Item 66031

Order for medical supplies for more regiments, Augusta, 1861

Contributed by: Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library Date: 1861 Media: Ink on paper

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Item 14674

Military medical kit, Bucksport, ca. 1918

Contributed by: Bucksport Historical Society Date: circa 1918 Location: Bucksport Media: Wood, glass, cloth

Online Exhibits

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Northern Threads: Civil War-era clothing

An exhibit vignette within "Northern Threads, Part 1," featuring American Civil War civilian and military clothing, 1860 to 1869.


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.


Big Timber: the Mast Trade

Britain was especially interested in occupying Maine during the Colonial era to take advantage of the timber resources. The tall, straight, old growth white pines were perfect for ships' masts to help supply the growing Royal Navy.

Site Pages

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1870-1890 - Page 1 of 4

They also made other types of threads to supply the county’s new narrow goods industry, now manufacturing decorative braids, cords, ribbons…

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Brothers of the Civil War

… hometowns and traveled south to serve in the US military at some point during the war. Fred Titcomb's horses, load of hay, Falmouth Corner…

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - "Main Streets" of North Yarmouth and Cumberland

… honors all Cumberland citizens who served in the military during war. A large stone originally stood at the same spot with a memorial plaque noting…

My Maine Stories

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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


How I broke the mold for women to serve in the military
by Mary D. McGuirk

My life and career as a USAF Nurse


We will remember
by Sam Kelley

My service in the Vietnam War

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

World War I and the U.S. Home Front

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
Learn about World War I using primary sources from Maine Memory Network and the Library of Congress.