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Historical Items

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Item 83633

Grenville F. Sparrow sword, ca. 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1863 Media: Steel, brass

Item 4256

William Albert Turner infantry sword

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1860 Media: Metal, wood

Item 26996

Brass Sword Hilt Guard

Contributed by: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands Date: circa 1750 Location: Bristol Media: Metal


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Enemies at Sea, Companions in Death

Lt. William Burrows and Commander Samuel Blyth, commanders of the USS Enterprise and the HMS Boxer, led their ships and crews in Battle in Muscongus Bay on Sept. 5, 1813. The American ship was victorious, but both captains were killed. Portland staged a large and regal joint burial.


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.


Maine Streets: The Postcard View

Photographers from the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co. of Belfast traveled throughout the state, especially in small communities, taking images for postcards. Many of these images, taken in the first three decades of the twentieth century, capture Main Streets on the brink of modernity.

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Luther Lawrence: A Soldier's Accoutrements

His single-breasted frock coat was standard issue for Union lieutenants and captains. He holds a sword, one of several that we know he owned.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Knights Templar member, Bangor, 1864

… quality & their caps beaver plush their arms swords and every member wore a scarlet sash." The illustration and details appear on page 25 of his…

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Bangor Historical Society

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

My Maine Stories

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An allegory about the Vietnam war
by Bill Hinderer

An allegory about my service in the Vietnam War