Keywords: South Carolina
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1781-08-14 Location: Philadelphia Media: Ink on paper
Little Chebeague Island in Casco Bay was home to recreational facilities and a firefighting school for WWII sailors. The school was part of a Navy effort to have non-firefighting personnel knowledgeable in dealing with shipboard fires.
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.
Scarborough met every quota set by the state for supplying Civil War soldiers for Union regiments. Some of those who responded became prominent citizens of the town.
… of land for hardwood supplies in Georgia, South Carolina and Virginia. Workmen with knowledge of ship measurement requirements would harvest lumber…