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Historical Items

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Item 103105

Selective Service Draft Law registration poster, 1917

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1917

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Item 99277

William H. Jackson letter requesting employee exemption from Civil War draft, 1862

Contributed by: Maine State Archives Date: 1862-09-02 Location: Windham; Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 82066

World War II draft card, Lewiston, 1942

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: 1942-02-16 Location: Lewiston Media: Ink on paper

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Tax Records

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Item 52979

2-82 Fore Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Company Use: Drafting Room

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109422

Drafting Table for John Calvin Stevens II, 1959-1962

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1959–1962 Client: John Calvin Stevens II Architect: John Calvin Stevens II

Online Exhibits

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In Canada During the Civil War

One surviving letter from the family of Francis Pratt to the young man who was in Canada in 1865 suggests that going to Canada to escape military service during the Civil War was not unheard of. The letter also suggests money was removed to Canada to protect it.


Civil War Soldiers Impact Pittsfield

Although not everyone in town supported the war effort, more than 200 Pittsfield men served in Civil War regiments. Several reminders of their service remain in the town.


Monuments to Civil War Soldiers

Maine supplied a huge number of soldiers to the Union Army during the Civil War -- some 70,000 -- and responded after the war by building monuments to soldiers who had served and soldiers who had died in the epic American struggle.

Site Pages

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… Society During the Civil War the Union drafted citizens into the military forces. If the draftee was influential or wealthy and could find a…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Source Materials

Dr. William R. Horner for proofreading draft text and providing needed edits. Jennifer Judd-McGee for her patience, proofreading draft text and…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco - Page 14 of 17

… amount of Maine State bounty paid to volunteers, drafted men, substitutes, and all other recruits for the army and navy, between April 12, 1861…

My Maine Stories

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The Start of Brewing in Maine
by Alan Pugsley

Master brewer Alan Pugsley talked about the beginning of brewing in Maine


Dr Michael Guignard: Passion for research & Franco-American root
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

A personal journey of life in a Franco-American community with unique insights on adoption


In 1970 I served in Vietnam, and sent my parents a package
by Peter P. Joyce Jr.

My Parents' war story