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Category: Military & War, Military Life

Historical Items

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Item 7921

High Head cadet camp, 1896

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1896 Location: Harpswell Media: Photoprint

Item 7923

Guard tent, cadets, Harpswell, 1896

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1896 Location: Harpswell Media: Photoprint

Item 10615

Parade with military personnel

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Media: Postcard

Exhibits

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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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Patriotic Imagery: 1861-1880

Imagery on letterhead soldiers used, on soldiers' memorials produced after the war, and on many other items captured the themes of the American Civil War: union, liberty, and freedom.

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Capt. Grenville F. Sparrow, 17th Maine

Grenville F. Sparrow of Portland was 25 when he answered Lincoln's call for more troops to fight the Confederates. He enlisted in Co. A of Maine's 17th Volunteer Infantry regiment. He fought in 30 battles between 1862 and the war's end in 1865.

Site Pages

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Surry by the Bay - Early Settlement

Early Settlement Copy of Surry and Ellsworth map, ca. 1880Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society Border Dispute Originally, Surry…

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Surry by the Bay - Surry Today

Surry Today Home to about 1,300 residents, Surry today is a vibrant town boasting an active, creative, and diverse citizenry, many of whom are…

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Surry by the Bay - Welcome

Welcome Come to SurryItem Contributed bySurry Historical Society Welcome to the Hancock County coastal community of Surry.

My Maine Stories

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Story

An allegory about the Vietnam war
by Bill Hinderer

An allegory about my service in the Vietnam War

Story

August 12, 1967 was the most significant day of my life
by Bob Small

How the Vietnam war affected my life

Story

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

My service in Afghanistan with the Marines