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Item 76034

Letter concerning widow's pension, 1901

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1901 Location: Vinalhaven; Washington Media: Ink on paper

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Item 7955

Pension application, David Lamb, 1832

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1832 Location: Quebec City Media: Ink on paper

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Item 76035

Calderwood pension certificate, Augusta, 1867

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1867 Location: Vinalhaven Media: Ink on paper

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Online Exhibits

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Liberty Threatened: Maine in 1775

At Lexington and Concord, on April 19, 1775, British troops attempted to destroy munitions stored by American colonists. The battles were the opening salvos of the American Revolution. Shortly, the conflict would erupt in Maine.

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The Sanitary Commission: Meeting Needs of Soldiers, Families

The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.

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Sarah Sampson: Caring for Soldiers, Orphans

Sarah Sampson of Bath went to war with her husband, a captain in the 3rd Maine Regiment. With no formal training, she spent the next four and a half years providing nursing and other services to soldiers. Even after her husband became ill and returned to Maine, Sampson remained in the Washington, D.C., area aiding the sick and wounded.

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Blue Hill, Maine - John Edward Horton, Civil War Soldier

… Horton's application for an "Increase in Widow's Pension" X His health continued to decline and he died of diarrhea on January 6, 1865 in Belle…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Groups, Clubs & Organizations - Page 2 of 3

… soon began discussing politics, and their growing interest in pensions signaled the beginning of open GAR participation in national politics.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Soldiers Of The Civil War

In 1882 he applied for pension and was receiving $6 per month in August, 1883. In 1889, his pension increased to $24 dollars per month, and he…