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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Location: South Portland
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Bethel Historical Society
Date: circa 1860
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.
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.
The War was not going well for the Union and in the summer of 1862, when President Lincoln called for an additional 300,000 troops, it was not a surprise to see so many men enlist in an attempt to bring proper leadership into the Army.
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… army lost 460 soldiers, all of which probably carried ammunition cases. Ammunition CaseItem Contributed byThomaston Historical Society
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…
… World War II, the Crobb Box Company operated an ammunition case factory on Neighborhood Road. Main Street in Northeast Harbor, ca.
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by Cyrene Slegona
Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.
by Earlene Chadbourne
Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima
by David Chessey
MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR