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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

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 Brenton

Media: Ink on paper

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Samantha Smith, Manchester, 1983

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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Charles Garcelon to uncle on finances, Virginia, 1863

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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John Parris Sheahan, ca. 1870

John P. Sheahan, 1st Maine Cavalry, 31st Maine Infantry

John P. Sheahan of Dennysville served in the 1st Maine Cavalry from August 1862 until March 1864 when he was commissioned as a lieutenant in Co. E of the 31st Maine Infantry. His letters reveal much about the life of a soldier, including political views and thoughts about the war.

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Sgt. Nelson W. Jones, 3rd Maine Infantry, ca. 1862

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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Sgt. Nelson W. Jones, 3rd Maine Infantry, ca. 1862

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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War veterans, Kittery, 1932

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 Showing 3 of 32 View All

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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

Story

An allegory about the Vietnam war

by Bill Hinderer


An allegory about my service in the Vietnam War

Story

Protesters spit on me as a Vietnam Veteran

by Joseph Rocque Jr.


I will never forget the horror of seeing all the protestors greeting my plane returning from Vietnam