Keywords: Port Hudson
Contributed by: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division through Maine Historical Society Date: 1863 Location: Port Hudson Media: Digital image of chromolithograph
Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.
Maine's frozen rivers and lakes provided an economic opportunity. The state shipped thousands of tons of ice to ports along the East Coast and to the West Indies that workers had cut and packed in sawdust for shipment or later use.
Scarborough met every quota set by the state for supplying Civil War soldiers for Union regiments. Some of those who responded became prominent citizens of the town.
He said that he would be going to Port Hudson in the morning. At the very end of his letter he told his wife not to worry about him and to take good…