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Item 100464

George Merrill, Scarborough, ca. 1863

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: circa 1863 Location: Scarborough Media: Photographic print

Item 16368

Ephram Taylor Colt revolver, 1862

Contributed by: Lisbon Historical Society Date: 1862 Location: Lisbon Falls Media: Metal, wood

Item 16369

Cavalry sword of Ephraim H. Taylor, ca. 1860

Contributed by: Lisbon Historical Society Date: circa 1860 Location: Lisbon Falls Media: Metal, Leather


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John P. Sheahan, 1st Maine Cavalry, 31st Maine Infantry

John P. Sheahan of Dennysville served in the 1st Maine Cavalry from August 1862 until March 1864 when he was commissioned as a lieutenant in Co. E of the 31st Maine Infantry. His letters reveal much about the life of a soldier, including political views and thoughts about the war.


Prisoners of War

Mainers have been held prisoners in conflicts fought on Maine and American soil and in those fought overseas. In addition, enemy prisoners from several wars have been brought to Maine soil for the duration of the war.


This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - P.H. Tilson Death Notice

… to retreat to their next line of defense; the Rappahannock River. The Union Army consisted of 28,000 men and was to assault the Confederates'…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - The Customs House

… shipyards of Bath and attend the launching of the Rappahannock, one of the four largest wooden vessels built by the A. Sewall and Company.