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Historical Items

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Item 21652

Ammunition magazine, Fort Preble, 1959

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1959-12-17 Location: South Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 100542

Civil War bullet, Bethel, ca. 1860

Contributed by: Bethel Historical Society Date: circa 1860 Location: Bethel Media: metal

Item 14245

Artillery Machine Gun

Contributed by: Bucksport Historical Society Date: 1895 Location: Bucksport Media: Metal

Exhibits

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Gunpowder for the Civil War

The gunpowder mills at Gambo Falls in Windham and Gorham produced about a quarter of the gunpowder used by Union forces during the Civil War. The complex contained as many as 50 buildings.

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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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Father Rasles, the Indians and the English

Father Sebastien Rasle, a French Jesuit, ran a mission for Indians at Norridgewock and, many English settlers believed, encouraged Indian resistance to English settlement. He was killed in a raid on the mission in 1724 that resulted in the remaining Indians fleeing for Canada.

Site Pages

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Ammunition Case

… army lost 460 soldiers, all of which probably carried ammunition cases. Ammunition CaseItem Contributed byThomaston Historical Society

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Civil War

A fully armed soldier carried about 7 pounds of ammunition. His cartridge box contained 40 rounds, and an additional 60 rounds might be conveyed in…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Economic History of Main Street, Northeast Harbor - Page 2 of 3

… World War II, the Crobb Box Company operated an ammunition case factory on Neighborhood Road. Main Street in Northeast Harbor, ca.

My Maine Stories

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The only letter to survive World War II
by Cyrene Slegona

Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.

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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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Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR