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Item 4274

William H. Seward, Secretary of State

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1860 Media: Photographic print

Item 75084

Secretary of War letter on black troops, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1863 Location: New Orleans Media: Ink on paper

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Item 102193

Resolution in Congress by Charles Thomson, 1779

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1779-09-20 Location: Philadelphia Media: Ink on paper

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World War I and the Maine Experience

With a long history of patriotism and service, Maine experienced the war in a truly distinct way. Its individual experiences tell the story of not only what it means to be an American, but what it means to be from Maine during the war to end all wars.


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.


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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Mantor Library, University of Maine Farmington

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Lincoln, Maine - Lincoln Historical Society - Page 1 of 2

At the time, Gertrude Mills was the secretary and Addie Pinkham was the Treasurer. Some of the charter members are as follows: Sadie Adams, Mary…

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Riverside Park

… class distinctions were meticulously maintained, Secretary of the Bangor Board of Trade Edward Mitchell Blanding assured the public that Riverside…

My Maine Stories

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How I broke the mold for women to serve in the military
by Mary D. McGuirk

My life and career as a USAF Nurse