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Item 51344

Robert E. Lee surrender order, 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1865-04-10 Media: Ink on paper

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Item 17487

British surrender to George Washington, 1781

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1819 Location: Yorktown Media: Digital image

Item 96583

Annie Ripley on Lee's surrender celebration, Gorham, 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1865-04-09 Location: Gorham; Appomattox; Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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In Canada During the Civil War

One surviving letter from the family of Francis Pratt to the young man who was in Canada in 1865 suggests that going to Canada to escape military service during the Civil War was not unheard of. The letter also suggests money was removed to Canada to protect it.

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A Soldier's Declaration of Independence

William Bayley of Falmouth (Portland) was a soldier in the Continental Army, seeing service at Ticonderoga, Valley Forge, Monmouth Court House, and Saratoga, among other locations. His letters home to his mother reveal much about the economic hardships experienced by both soldiers and those at home.

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Enemies at Sea, Companions in Death

Lt. William Burrows and Commander Samuel Blyth, commanders of the USS Enterprise and the HMS Boxer, led their ships and crews in Battle in Muscongus Bay on Sept. 5, 1813. The American ship was victorious, but both captains were killed. Portland staged a large and regal joint burial.

Site Pages

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco - Page 16 of 17

Lee’s surrender. Like, April 3rd, Biddeford and Saco rejoiced in the streets as the news of Lee’s surrender spread like wildfire.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco - Page 11 of 17

1864McArthur Public Library Soon after the surrender of Fort Sumter, President Abraham Lincoln called nationally for volunteers, requiring Maine to…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco - Page 15 of 17

Lee surrender order, 1865Maine Historical Society The month of April in 1865, Northerners, Mainers, and Biddeford and Saco residents faced a frenzy…

My Maine Stories

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My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima