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Keywords: Regimental Histories

Historical Items

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Item 4163

Chamberlain and 20th Maine, Gettysburg reunion, 1889

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1889 Location: Gettysburg Media: Photographic print

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2nd Maine Regiment flag fragment, 1861

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1861 Media: Silk, cloth

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George E. Brown, Fifth Maine Regiment, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Fifth Maine Regiment Museum Date: circa 1870 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print


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Maine's 20th Regiment

The War was not going well for the Union and in the summer of 1862, when President Lincoln called for an additional 300,000 troops, it was not a surprise to see so many men enlist in an attempt to bring proper leadership into the Army.


Civil War Soldiers Impact Pittsfield

Although not everyone in town supported the war effort, more than 200 Pittsfield men served in Civil War regiments. Several reminders of their service remain in the town.


Capt. Grenville F. Sparrow, 17th Maine

Grenville F. Sparrow of Portland was 25 when he answered Lincoln's call for more troops to fight the Confederates. He enlisted in Co. A of Maine's 17th Volunteer Infantry regiment. He fought in 30 battles between 1862 and the war's end in 1865.

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Fifth Maine Regiment Museum

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Maine and the Civil War - Regiments: Images, Documents

The choice of regiments is determined largely by available collections of images and documents. The page will be updated as material is digitized and…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Civil War

… McArthur Public Library, named after Robert McArthur, a veteran who served with the Third Regiment Heavy Artillery, Massachusetts Volunteers.

My Maine Stories

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Rev James Wells Appointment as Chaplain for Maine in Civil War
by David Woodward

Certificate for Rev. Wells commissioned by Gov. Israel Washburn Jr. to serve in Maine 11th Regiment


My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima