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Historical Items

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Item 9173

Telegram from J.L. Chamberlain to Brunswick Selectmen, 1880

Contributed by: Pejepscot History Center Date: 1880-01-17 Location: Augusta; Brunswick Media: Ink on paper

Item 102164

Samuel Huntington to James Bowdoin on suppressing Shays' Rebellion, Hartford, 1787

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1785-05-26 Location: Hartford; Boston Media: Ink on paper

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Item 20964

Capt. John Dillingham letter from Port au Prince, Haiti, 1845

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1845 Location: Port au Prince; Freeport Media: Ink on paper

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Online Exhibits

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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.


Belfast During the Civil War: The Home Front

Belfast residents responded to the Civil War by enlisting in large numbers, providing relief from the home front to soldiers, defending Maine's shoreline, and closely following the news from soldiers and from various battles.


Patriotism Shared

Post office clerks began collecting strong red, white, and blue string, rolling it onto a ball and passing it on to the next post office to express their support for the Union effort in the Civil War. Accompanying the ball was this paper scroll on which the clerks wrote messages and sometimes drew images.

Site Pages

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Life on a Tidal River - Three Civil War Letters - Page 4 of 4

… of the 4th Maine Infantry in the War of the Rebellion. Union, Maine: Union Publishing Company, 1998. Print. Illustrated Atlas of the Civil War.

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1950-1960 - Page 2 of 4

… emergent youth culture, became synonymous with rebellion against established culture and society.

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Maine's Road to Statehood - The American Revolution and Early Attempts at Separation - Page 2 of 2

… in light of the shockwaves caused by Shays' Rebellion and other rural uprisings throughout New England.