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Historical Items Showing 3 of 19 View All

Item 82259

Lead bullet relic, Gaines Mill, ca. 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1862

Media: Lead

Item 100542

Civil War bullet, Bethel, ca. 1860

Contributed by: Bethel Historical Society

Date: circa 1860

Location: Bethel

Media: metal

Item 9307

Civil War bullet case, ca. 1862

Contributed by: Cumberland Historical Society

Date: circa 1862

Location: Cumberland

Media: Leather, brass

Exhibits Showing 3 of 8 View All


William Neptune, Portland, 1920

Indians at the Centennial

Passamaquoddy Indians from Washington County traveled to Portland in 1920 to take part in the Maine Centennial Exposition. They set up an "Indian Village" at Deering Oaks Park.


Woodbury K. Dana's grave, Westbrook, 1924

Memorializing Civil War Veterans: Portland & Westbrook

Three cemeteries -- all of which were in Westbrook during the Civil War -- contain headstones of Civil War soldiers. The inscriptions and embellishments on the stones offer insight into sentiments of the eras when the soldiers died.


West W. Cooper, Union, 1861

For the Union: Civil War Deaths

More than 9,000 Maine soldiers and sailors died during the Civil War while serving with Union forces. This exhibit tells the stories of a few of those men.

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Site Page

Civil War Cartridge Box owned by Luther Lawrence, ca. 1862

Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Luther Lawrence: A Soldier's Accoutrements

Inside the box were two tin liners which held cartridges—paper tubes filled with “Minié balls (bullets) and black powder.

Site Page

Bangor from the east bank of the Penobscot River, ca. 1905

Life on a Tidal River - Bangor Man Rats Out Brady Gang - Page 2 of 2

Web. 23 April 2010. Bullets Fly During Central Street Gun Battle. Bangor Daily News 13 October 1937: 5. Print. G-Men Kill Brady and Pal.

Site Page

Police Revolver, Hallowell Police Department, Hallowell, 1890,

Historic Hallowell - Prisons and Firearms

Police did not have bullets until 1880. Eventually, officers of the police department were given revolvers to defend themselves and their community…

My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 7 View All


An allegory about the Vietnam war

by Bill Hinderer

An allegory about my service in the Vietnam War


The Wall

by Michael Uhl

What it means to have beaten the odds


Hooch Mum and my Vietnam service

by Jim Barrows

A poem about being a medic, saving Vietnamese people and babies. Sometimes we trusted too much.