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Mystery Corner Item

Item 29278

Unidentified man, Lewiston, ca. 1900

Mystery Corner Item Who? When? Help!

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Media: Photographic print

Item 35011

John and Sarah Williams Young, Hallowell, ca. 1864

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1864 Location: Hallowell Media: Ambrotype

Item 99381

George Washington Kemp, Leeds, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Elaine Kemp Bragdon through Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Leeds Media: Photograph of crayon portrait


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Lt. Charles Bridges: Getting Ahead in the Army

Sgt. Charles Bridges of Co. B of the 2nd Maine Infantry was close to the end of his two years' enlistment in early 1863 when he took advantage of an opportunity for advancement by seeking and getting a commission as an officer in the 3rd Regiment U.S. (Colored) Volunteers.


Guarding Maine Rail Lines

Black soldiers served in Maine during World War II, assigned in small numbers throughout the state to guard Grand Trunk rail lines from a possible German attack. The soldiers, who lived in railroad cars near their posts often interacted with local residents.


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.

My Maine Stories

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I have thought about Vietnam almost every day for 48 years
by Ted Heselton

Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam