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Item 100542

Civil War bullet, Bethel, ca. 1860

Contributed by: Bethel Historical Society Date: circa 1860 Location: Bethel Media: Metal

Item 11249

18th century pocket watch and case

Contributed by: Old York Historical Society Date: circa 1763 Location: York Media: Gold, silver, brass, enamel, silk, paper

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John Hardy on War of 1812 naval battles, Sandy Hook, New York, 1813

Contributed by: Old Canada Road Historical Society Date: 1813-05-15 Location: Sandy Hook; Kittery Point Media: Ink on paper

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The Sanitary Commission: Meeting Needs of Soldiers, Families

The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.


This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.


Rebecca Usher: 'To Succor the Suffering Soldiers'

Rebecca Usher of Hollis was 41 and single when she joined the Union nursing service at the U.S. General Hospital at Chester, Pennsylvania. Her time there and later at City Point, Virginia, were defining experiences of her life.

Site Pages

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Emerson Letter

Some slightly wounded were limping off but told us to go in and ?? their wounds. But when we got on to the field, sights that will hardly bear…

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Lincoln, Maine - Thomas G. Libby

The day he went was August 21, 1862. He was wounded by a gun shot and had to get his finger amputated.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - III. An undercurrent of danger: Colonial Biddeford

Six natives were killed and 15 wounded. In 1718 the area of west Saco and Winter Harbor became a separate town with the name of Biddeford, after the…

My Maine Stories

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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.


Service in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan by MAJ Adam R. Cote
by Adam R. Cote

Military Service has had a deep impact my life


The Wall
by Michael Uhl

What it means to have beaten the odds