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Historical Items

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Item 15753

Pledge to Cape Elizabeth Soldiers and Sailors Monument Association

Contributed by: South Portland Historical Society Date: 1897-07-01 Location: South Portland Media: Paper

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Item 1038

Soldiers, Augusta, 1898

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1898 Location: Augusta Media: Photographic print

Item 16381

Soldiers Cemetery, Hancock Barracks, Houlton

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1829 Location: Houlton Media: Digital photograph

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.

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Student Exhibit: A Civil War Soldier from Skowhegan

Alexander Crawford a soldier from Skowhegan, was born in 1839 on a farm on the Dudley Corner Road in Skowhegan. He served in the Civil War and returned to Skowhegan to run the family farm.

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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.

Site Pages

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Maine and the Civil War - Headstone, unknown Confederate soldier, Gray

The gravestone reads, "Stranger, A soldier of the late war died 1862, Erected by the ladies of Gray." View additional information about this item on…

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Lubec, Maine - Lubec's Soldier's Monument

Lubec's Soldier's Monument Soldier's Monument Dedication program, Lubec, 1904 Item 28661 infoLubec Memorial Library

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Lubec, Maine - Lubec's Soldier's Monument

Lubec's Soldier's Monument SEE NOTES Soldier's Monument Dedication Souvenir Program (inside), Lubec, 1904 Item 28662 infoLubec Memorial…

My Maine Stories

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Buck Fever
by William R. Hinderer

A young soldier suffers "buck fever" during combat in Vietnam.

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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.

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We will remember
by Sam Kelley

My service in the Vietnam War

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride Companion Curriculum

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8 Content Area: Social Studies
These lesson plans were developed by Maine Historical Society for the Seashore Trolley Museum as a companion curriculum for the historical fiction YA novel "Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride" by Jean. M. Flahive (2019). The novel tells the story of Millie Thayer, a young girl who dreams of leaving the family farm, working in the city, and fighting for women's suffrage. Millie's life begins to change when a "flying carpet" shows up in the form of an electric trolley that cuts across her farm and when a fortune-teller predicts that Millie's path will cross that of someone famous. Suddenly, Millie finds herself caught up in events that shake the nation, Maine, and her family. The lesson plans in this companion curriculum explore a variety of topics including the history of the trolley use in early 20th century Maine, farm and rural life at the turn of the century, the story of Theodore Roosevelt and his relationship with Maine, WWI, and the flu pandemic of 1918-1920.