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Emrush Zeqiri, Portland, 2009

Courtesy of Jan Pieter Van Voorst Van Beest, an individual partner Date: 2017 Location: Portland Media: Digital photograph

Item 7349

Report on the French and Indians, August 14, 1708

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1708 Location: Albany Media: Ink on paper

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William Pepperrell letter about Louisbourg, 1751

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1751 Location: Kittery Media: Ink on paper

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Meshach P. Larry: Civil War Letters

Meshach P. Larry, a Windham blacksmith, joined Maine's 17th Regiment Company H on August 18, 1862. Larry and his sister, Phebe, wrote to each other frequently during the Civil War, and his letters paint a vivid picture of the life of a soldier.


The Devil and the Wilderness

Anglo-Americans in northern New England sometimes interpreted their own anxieties about the Wilderness, their faith, and their conflicts with Native Americans as signs that the Devil and his handmaidens, witches, were active in their midst.


The British capture and occupation of Eastport 1814-1818

The War of 1812 ended in December 1814, but Eastport continued to be under British control for another four years. Eastport was the last American territory occupied by the British from the War of 1812 to be returned to the United States. Except for the brief capture of two Aleutian Islands in Alaska by the Japanese in World War II, it was the last time since 2018 that United States soil was occupied by a foreign government.

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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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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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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

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The centuries-long history of Passamaquoddy Veterans
by Donald Soctomah, Passamaquoddy Historic Preservation Office

Passamaquoddy Veterans Protecting the Homeland


Buck Fever
by William R. Hinderer

A young soldier suffers "buck fever" during combat in Vietnam.


My life as a revolutionary knitter
by Katharine Cobey

Moving to Maine and confronting knitting stereotypes