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Category: Military & War, Military Service, Auxiliary & civilian

Historical Items

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Item 14671

William A. Allen, Portland, ca. 1928

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1928 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 17716

Militia List, Houlton, 1856

Contributed by: Cary Library Date: 1856 Location: Houlton Media: Ink on paper

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Item 23404

Maine Civil Defense in Pictures, 1955

Contributed by: National Archives at Boston Date: 1955 Media: Photographic print


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Rebecca Usher: 'To Succor the Suffering Soldiers'

Rebecca Usher of Hollis was 41 and single when she joined the Union nursing service at the U.S. General Hospital at Chester, Pennsylvania. Her time there and later at City Point, Virginia, were defining experiences of her life.


Belfast During the Civil War: The Home Front

Belfast residents responded to the Civil War by enlisting in large numbers, providing relief from the home front to soldiers, defending Maine's shoreline, and closely following the news from soldiers and from various battles.


Rumford's Notable Citizens in the Civil War

A number of Rumford area residents played important roles during the Civil War -- and in the community afterwards. Among these are William King Kimball, who commanded the 12th Maine for much of the war.

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Rev James Wells Appointment as Chaplain for Maine in Civil War
by David Woodward

Certificate for Rev. Wells commissioned by Gov. Israel Washburn Jr. to serve in Maine 11th Regiment