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Item 104423

John Hardy on War of 1812 naval battles, Sandy Hook, New York, 1813

Contributed by: Old Canada Road Historical Society Date: 1813-05-15 Location: Sandy Hook; Kittery Point Media: Ink on paper

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Item 104219

Hardy's proclamation to the citizens of Moose Island, Eastport, 2014

Courtesy of Ruth McInnis, an individual partner Date: 1814 Location: Eastport Media: Ink on paper

Item 104218

200th anniversary of the capture of Moose Island, Eastport, 2014

Courtesy of Ruth McInnis, an individual partner Date: 1814 Location: Eastport Media: Ink on paper

Exhibits

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The British capture and occupation of Eastport 1814-1818

The War of 1812 ended in December 1814, but Eastport continued to be under British control for another four years. Eastport was the last American territory occupied by the British from the War of 1812 to be returned to the United States. Except for the brief capture of two Aleutian Islands in Alaska by the Japanese in World War II, it was the last time since 2018 that United States soil was occupied by a foreign government.

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Prisoners of War

Mainers have been held prisoners in conflicts fought on Maine and American soil and in those fought overseas. In addition, enemy prisoners from several wars have been brought to Maine soil for the duration of the war.

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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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Highlighting Historical Hampden - War of 1812

War of 1812 Text by Karyn Field There is no doubt that by the time of the Battle of Hampden, September 3, 1814, the British were already familiar…

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Lincoln, Maine - Civil War

I think all the people that fought in the Civil War were really brave. One of the men that was part of the Civil War from Lincoln was William…

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Lincoln, Maine - Aroostook War

… Aroostook War (also known as the “Pork and Beans War” and the “Lumberjack War”), I would be nervous if I was a wife to one of the men that went to…

My Maine Stories

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The centuries-long history of Passamaquoddy Veterans
by Donald Soctomah, Passamaquoddy Historic Preservation Office

Passamaquoddy Veterans Protecting the Homeland

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Becoming Maine

Grade Level: 3-8 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will give students a foundational overview of the events leading up to Maine’s separation from Massachusetts in 1820. Through class participation exercises and a chance to look at historic maps and documents, students will begin to place where Maine's statehood fits into the broader narrative of 18th and 19th century American history. They will have the opportunity to cast their own Missouri Compromise vote after learning about Maine’s long road to statehood, and will make connections between the shape, citizens, and governance of Maine today and the shape, citizens, and governance of Maine in 1820.