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Historical Items

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Item 5263

U.S. Hospital, Georgetown, D.C., ca. 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1907 Location: Washington Media: Engraving

Item 10618

Muskie swearing in, Washington, D.C., 1980

Contributed by: Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library Date: 1980-05-08 Location: Washington Media: Photographic print

Item 17347

Presque Isle Christmas Tree, Washington, D.C., 1958

Contributed by: Presque Isle Historical Society Date: circa 1958 Location: Presque Isle; Washington Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Sarah Sampson: Caring for Soldiers, Orphans

Sarah Sampson of Bath went to war with her husband, a captain in the 3rd Maine Regiment. With no formal training, she spent the next four and a half years providing nursing and other services to soldiers. Even after her husband became ill and returned to Maine, Sampson remained in the Washington, D.C., area aiding the sick and wounded.

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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.

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Surgeon General Alonzo Garcelon

Alonzo Garcelon of Lewiston was a physician, politician, businessman, and civic leader when he became Maine's surgeon general during the Civil War, responsible for ensuring regiments had surgeons, for setting up a regimental hospital in Portland, and generally concerned with the well-being of Maine soldiers.

Site Pages

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… many years the senior class trip to Washington, D.C. was a tradition in Strong. Tours to the museums, monuments, Congress and Capitol were…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - 1951 School

… many years the senior class trip to Washington, D.C. was a tradition in Strong. Tours to the museums, monuments, Congress and Capitol were…

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

… with news from his trip to Washington, D.C., and the Union troops. He sends greetings to his children, also.

My Maine Stories

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Participating in the 2017 Women’s March on Washington
by Sarah Gaba

Participating in the Women's March in Washington, D.C., 2017

Story

I was a regional volunteer coordinator for the Women’s March
by Erica McNally

Erica McNally's experiences in Washington at the Women's March, 2017

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USCG Boot Camp Experience, Vietnam War era
by Peter S. Morgan, Jr.

"Letters to the Wall" Memorial Day