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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 11309

Putnam payment for conscription substitute, Houlton, 1864

Contributed by: Cary Library Date: 1864-05-04 Location: Houlton Media: Paper

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Online Exhibits

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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.


Indians, Furs, and Economics

When Europeans arrived in North America and disrupted traditional Native American patterns of life, they also offered other opportunities: trade goods for furs. The fur trade had mixed results for the Wabanaki.


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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Life on a Tidal River - Football in Bangor

"For example, the free substitution rule went into effect in 1941, proving to be the salvation of college football."

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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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Western Maine Foothills Region - Rumford - Page 1 of 4

"… the name of "China." No reason was given for the substitution of the name Rumford. Some felt it had some relationship with Count Rumford, but this…"

My Maine Stories

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Two-minute Tale of the Pandemic
by Nancy Creighton Collins

What everyday life was like during the beginning of the pandemic.


My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima


A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down