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Historical Items

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Item 81167

Confederate veterans plea for help, Richmond, 1884

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1884 Location: Richmond Media: Ink on paper

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Item 4254

Libby Prison cane, 1893

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1893 Media: Wood, metal, brass

Item 73114

Sergeant Walter Rounds Letter, VA, 1863

Contributed by: Sebago Historical Society Date: 1863-11-19 Location: Petersburg; Richmond; Baldwin; Charleston Media: Pencil on paper

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Exhibits

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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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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.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Hallowell Floods Citations

205. http://www.erh.noaa.gov/lwx/Historic_Events/va-floods.... (accessed Mar. 4, 2010). “World’s Deadliest Floods as Measured by Death Toll.” n.d.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Emerson Letter

The siege of Richmond has commenced. We arrived here Sunday noon after a march of six miles, and went right to work felling trees and making rifle…

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Historic Hallowell - Commerce on the Kennebec Citations

205. http://www.erh.noaa.gov/lwx/Historic_Events/va-floods.... (accessed Mar. 4, 2010). “World’s Deadliest Floods as Measured by Death Toll.” n.d.