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Category: Military & War, Military Service, Army

Historical Items

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Item 10597

U.S.A. boys on parade, 1917

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1917-10-10 Location: Devens Media: Postcard

Item 12011

Letter of Introduction, Bangor, 1828

Contributed by: Cary Library Date: 1828-04-28 Location: Houlton; Bangor Media: Paper

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Item 16103

John Neal letter to Elizabeth Oakes Smith, 1856

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1856 Location: Portland; Portland Media: Ink on paper

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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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A Soldier's Declaration of Independence

William Bayley of Falmouth (Portland) was a soldier in the Continental Army, seeing service at Ticonderoga, Valley Forge, Monmouth Court House, and Saratoga, among other locations. His letters home to his mother reveal much about the economic hardships experienced by both soldiers and those at home.

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In Canada During the Civil War

One surviving letter from the family of Francis Pratt to the young man who was in Canada in 1865 suggests that going to Canada to escape military service during the Civil War was not unheard of. The letter also suggests money was removed to Canada to protect it.

My Maine Stories

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

How the Vietnam war affected my life

Story

Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR

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An allegory about the Vietnam war
by Bill Hinderer

An allegory about my service in the Vietnam War