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Category: Military & War, Military Life, Recruiting

Historical Items

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Item 36523

Noah Parkman request for military promotion, Hallowell, 1814

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1814 Location: Hallowell Media: Ink on paper

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Item 1322

Oath of allegiance record for Daniel Lane

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1778-02-03 Location: Albany Media: Ink on paper

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Item 5382

Call to arms, Portland, 1861

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1861-04-21 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

Exhibits

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Home Ties: Sebago During the Civil War

Letters to and from Sebago soldiers who served in the Civil War show concern on both sides about farms and other issues at home as well as concern from the home front about soldiers' well-being.

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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.

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Field & Homefront: Bethel during the Civil War

Like many towns, Bethel responded to the Civil War by sending many soldiers and those at the homefront sent aid and supported families. The town grew during the war, but suffered after its end.