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Historical Items

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Item 97565

Pvt. John Sheahan on Frederick, MD, rebels, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1862 Location: Frederick; Dennysville Media: Ink on paper

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Item 100830

Camp Benson, Newport, 1894

Contributed by: Pittsfield Historical Society Date: 1894 Location: Newport Media: Ink on paper

Item 102821

A plan of the city and harbour of Louisburg, 1758

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1745 Location: Cape Breton Media: Ink on paper

Exhibits

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Samantha Smith's Questions

Samantha Smith, a Manchester schoolgirl, gained international fame in 1983 by asking Soviet leader Yuri Andropov whether he intended to start a nuclear war and then visiting the Soviet Union to be reassured that no one there wanted war.

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Lt. Charles A. Garcelon, 16th Maine

The son of Maine's surgeon general and nephew of a captain in the 16th Maine, Charles A. Garcelon of Lewiston served in Co. I of the 16th Maine. His letters home in the first 17 months of his service express his reflections on war and his place in it.

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The British capture and occupation of Eastport 1814-1818

The War of 1812 ended in December 1814, but Eastport continued to be under British control for another four years. Eastport was the last American territory occupied by the British from the War of 1812 to be returned to the United States. Except for the brief capture of two Aleutian Islands in Alaska by the Japanese in World War II, it was the last time since 2018 that United States soil was occupied by a foreign government.

Site Pages

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Maine and the Civil War - Regiments: Images, Documents

Regiments: Images, Documents A few of Maine's more than 50 Civil War regiments and batteries are represented here.

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Maine and the Civil War - Communities and the War

Communities and the War In nine communities, historical organizations, libraries and schools worked together between 2013 and 2015 to study what…

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Maine and the Civil War - Legendary Participation

Legendary Participation War veterans, Kittery, 1932Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society Maine's participation in the Civil War is…

My Maine Stories

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My service in Afghanistan with the Marines and my life today
by Nicholas Krier

My service in Afghanistan with the Marines

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An allegory about the Vietnam war
by Bill Hinderer

An allegory about my service in the Vietnam War

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Buck Fever
by William R. Hinderer

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