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Historical Items Showing 3 of 43 View All

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 Showing 3 of 5 View All

Exhibit

Oriental Powder Mills gunpowder keg, Gorham and Windham, ca. 1860

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.

Exhibit

'Death of Father Sebastian Rale,' 1856

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.

Exhibit

Scouts and guides with the Army of the Potomac

Maine's 20th Regiment

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.

Site Pages Showing 3 of 6 View All

Site Page

MMN Image 28101

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

Site Page

U.S. Grant post #143 charter, Biddeford, 1885

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…

Site Page

Red Cross Car and Trailer, Main Street, Northeast Harbor, 1947

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 Showing 3 of 3 View All

Story

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.

Story

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

Story

Vietnam Memoirs

by David Chessey


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