Keywords: old wounds
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Contributed by: Bethel Historical Society
Date: circa 1860
Contributed by: Museums of Old York
Date: circa 1763
Media: gold, silver, brass, enamel, silk, paper
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.
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 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.
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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…
The day he went was August 21, 1862. He was wounded by a gun shot and had to get his finger amputated.
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…
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by Cyrene Slegona
Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.
by Adam R. Cote
Military Service has had a deep impact my life
by Michael Uhl
What it means to have beaten the odds