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Item 102261

105th annual Drill and Ball, Portland, 1908

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1908-05-04 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 11781

Portland Light Infantry Muster

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Date: circa 1803 Media: Painting

Item 15274

Portland Light Infantry, Long Island, 1909

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1909-06-05 Location: Long Island Media: Photographic print


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Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.


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.


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

Company, in the 16th Maine Infantry. In 1865 he was transferred to the 14th Maine Infantry division.

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Early Maine Photography - Art - Page 2 of 2

… along with two of his paintings, the Portland Light Infantry Encampment and Tom "Piggy" Houston Sculptor Benjamin Paul Akers, ca.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Strong's History - Page 1 of 4

He would operate by candle or lamp light in the kitchen, if necessary. One variation of such dedication tells of a trip to New Vineyard across Porter…

My Maine Stories

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We will remember
by Sam Kelley

My service in the Vietnam War