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Item 66913

Charles Bridges resignation, Port Hudson, LA, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1863-07-25 Location: Port Hudson; Castine Media: Ink on paper

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Item 66915

John C. Phinney on desire for transfer, Greenville, LA

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1864 Location: Greenville; Stockton Springs; Castine Media: Ink on paper

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Item 66917

Charles Bridges resignation, Port Hudson, LA, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1863-08-10 Location: Castine; Port Hudson Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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Exhibit

Lt. Charles Bridges: Getting Ahead in the Army

Sgt. Charles Bridges of Co. B of the 2nd Maine Infantry was close to the end of his two years' enlistment in early 1863 when he took advantage of an opportunity for advancement by seeking and getting a commission as an officer in the 3rd Regiment U.S. (Colored) Volunteers.

Exhibit

Shepard Cary: Lumberman, Legislator, Leader and Legend

Shepard Cary (1805-1866) was one of the leading -- and wealthiest -- residents of early Aroostook County. He was a lumberman, merchant, mill operator, and legislator.

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Patriotic Imagery: 1861-1880

Imagery on letterhead soldiers used, on soldiers' memorials produced after the war, and on many other items captured the themes of the American Civil War: union, liberty, and freedom.