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Item 76624

Request to send Freedmen's teachers to Richmond, 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1865 Location: Boston; Richmond Media: Ink on paper

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Item 79210

View of Libby Prison, Richmond, Virginia, ca. 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1863 Location: Richmond Media: Stereograph

Item 46817

BPW baggage tag, 1931

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1931 Location: Richmond Media: Ink on cardboard


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Rebecca Usher: 'To Succor the Suffering Soldiers'

Rebecca Usher of Hollis was 41 and single when she joined the Union nursing service at the U.S. General Hospital at Chester, Pennsylvania. Her time there and later at City Point, Virginia, were defining experiences of her life.


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.


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.

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor and the Civil War Resources

Zombek, Angela M. "Libby Prison." Encyclopedia Virginia. Brendan Wolfe, ed. 5 Apr. 2011. Web. Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. 7 Jun. 2012.

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Historic Hallowell - Hallowell Floods Citations

… 1987 “Kennebec Journal Staff Photographer Catches Richmond-Dresden Bridge Collapse.” Kennebec Journal, 13 Mar.

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Blue Hill, Maine - John Edward Horton, Civil War Soldier

Military Prison in Richmond, Virginia. From there, he was transferred to a prison in Salisbury, North Carolina on October 9, 1864.