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Category: Military & War, Wars, Civil War, 1861-1865

Historical Items

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Item 4287

Battlefield of the United States Civil War, 1861-1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1861 Media: Photographic print

Item 5201

View from Little Roundtop, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1895 Location: Gettysburg Media: Photographic print

Item 5225

Battle of Gettysburg painting, 1884

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1863 Location: Gettysburg Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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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.

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War Through the Eyes of a Young Sailor

Eager to deal with the "Sesech" [Secessionists], young deepwater sailor John Monroe Dillingham of Freeport enlisted in the U.S. Navy as soon as he returned from a long voyage in 1862. His letters and those of his family offer first-hand insight into how one individual viewed the war.

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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.

Site Pages

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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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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

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

Passamaquoddy Veterans Protecting the Homeland