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Historical Items

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Item 100835

GAR Memorial Day badge, Pittsfield, ca. 1904

Contributed by: Pittsfield Historical Society Date: circa 1904 Location: Pittsfield Media: Ink on ribbon, brass

Item 100831

GAR members with families, Pittsfield, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Pittsfield Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Pittsfield Media: Photographic print

Item 100830

Camp Benson, Newport, 1894

Contributed by: Pittsfield Historical Society Date: 1894 Location: Newport Media: Ink on paper

Online Exhibits

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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.


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.


We Used to be "Normal": A History of F.S.N.S.

Farmington's Normal School -- a teacher-training facility -- opened in 1863 and, over the decades, offered academic programs that included such unique features as domestic and child-care training, and extra-curricular activities from athletics to music and theater.