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Military Records and Related Sources
Researchers who are interested in Nineteenth Century military history as it affected citizens at the State and local level, and in Maine's participation in national military affairs, will find extensive resources available to them at the Maine State Archives. Here are some of the most prominent record series relating to this subject.
Military Records to Statehood in 1820
Office of the Adjutant General, 1820-1900
Other Records Relating to Military History
Acts and Resolves - The accompanying papers to the original Acts and Resolves of the Maine Legislature, together with records of legislation that failed of enactment.
The records of the Maine Land Office contain information about the Aroostook War; most particularly the Diary and Letterbook of William Parrot , the Land Agent in charge of the civil force in Aroostook County during the dispute. See also The Record of Provender for Men Going to Aroostook County ; and Copies of Letters and Papers Relating to the Aroostook Volunteers and the Governor .
Researchers should also consult the published Annual and Biennial Reports of the Adjutant General of Maine for the general background of the records of the Office.
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