Given the ongoing sesquicentennial of the Civil War (2011-2015), and Maine’s “legendary participation” in it, it seems only fitting that our resourceful Maine Memory Network staff would devise a way to tie together and highlight the (literally) hundreds of pages of Civil War-related content in the database.
The new Civil War portal categorizes the many individual items, exhibits, and other resources into the following groups:
- Narrative History, Issues, and Teacher Resources
- Individuals: Stories, Letters, Diaries
- The Homefront: Before, During, and After the War
- Regiments: Images and Documents
New materials are being added all the time–including newly-digitized material from Maine Historical Society’s deep Civil War collections. If your organization has historical material related to the Civil War, consider sharing that material on Maine Memory. Visit our Share page to find out how.