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Historical Items

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Item 30906

Arrival of National Guard troops, Guilford, 1934

Contributed by: Guilford Historical Society Date: 1934-09-17 Location: Guilford Media: Photographic print

Item 75085

Copy of Gen. Halleck order on black troops, Washington, 1863

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

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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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Online Exhibits

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Liberty Threatened: Maine in 1775

At Lexington and Concord, on April 19, 1775, British troops attempted to destroy munitions stored by American colonists. The battles were the opening salvos of the American Revolution. Shortly, the conflict would erupt in Maine.

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Guarding Maine Rail Lines

Black soldiers served in Maine during World War II, assigned in small numbers throughout the state to guard Grand Trunk rail lines from a possible German attack. The soldiers, who lived in railroad cars near their posts often interacted with local residents.

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A Convenient Soldier: The Black Guards of Maine

The Black Guards were African American Army soldiers, members of the segregated Second Battalion of the 366th Infantry sent to guard the railways of Maine during World War II, from 1941 to 1945. The purpose of the Black Guards' deployment to Maine was to prevent terrorist attacks along the railways, and to keep Maine citizens safe during the war.

Site Pages

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Maine and the Civil War - Letter from Daniel Lord to his wife, July 21, 1861

… from his trip to Washington, D.C., and the Union troops. He sends greetings to his children, also. View additional information about this item on…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Part 5, pages 77-96

… Driscoll Jefferson Davis capture Return of troops National debt Marcellus Emery Bill Bartlett Bangor Union Womens' fashion Pro Andrew Johnson…

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Historic Hallowell - Day 4 - Page 1 of 3

… people are without power! Over 11,000 Canadian troops came to help. Over 200 electrical crews came to help! Some people were without heat and power…

My Maine Stories

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How 20 years in the Navy turned me into an active volunteer
by Joy Asuncion

My service didn't end when I retired from the Navy

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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

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Civil War Soldier comes home after 158 years
by Jamison McAlister

Civil War Soldier comes home after 158 years