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Historical Items

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Item 11783

Letter about J. L. Barton and Civil War substitutes, 1863

Contributed by: Cary Library Date: 1864-02-03 Location: Houlton Media: Ink on paper

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Item 28477

Swanton Infantry Election Papers, Bath, 1863

Contributed by: Patten Free Library Date: 1863-07-21 Location: Bath Media: Ink on paper

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Item 67448

Sebago votes to raise money to pay soldier's bounties, 1862

Contributed by: Sebago Historical Society Date: 1868-12-14 Location: Sebago Media: Ink on paper

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Online Exhibits

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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.


Scarborough: They Answered the Call

Scarborough met every quota set by the state for supplying Civil War soldiers for Union regiments. Some of those who responded became prominent citizens of the town.


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.

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

… State bounty paid to volunteers, drafted men, substitutes, and all other recruits for the army and navy, between April 12, 1861, and December 31…

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Historical Overview

… were drafted, paid “commutation” or furnished a substitute for the Union. During the October 17, 1863 town meeting, residents voted to increase the…