What was the Civil War like? In our daily lives, it is hard to imagine a war that happened on our own soil. With the help of the Bangor Museum and History Center, however, imagining is easier. 

Step off of Union Street into the museum, and you will be transported 150 years into the past. Walk through the hall of soldiers. Peer into a parlor Scarlett O'Hara could have decorated. You can even hobble around on a replica of a peg leg. It's all part of Bullets and Bandages: The Passions and Price of the Civil War. The exhibit, which was sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank, displays everything from rifles and swords to medical kits. The exhibit is on display through Oct. 12. 

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AUGUSTA - The Friends of the Maine State Museum hosts educator and living history interpreter Hank Lunn of Camden in the next free program in the Maine Voices from the Civil War lecture series. Lunn will present the program The Life of a Maine Soldier during the War Between the States on Wednesday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Maine State Museum.

Wearing a uniform similar to that of a Union soldier, Lunn will portray the Civil War experiences of Maine soldier Myron W. Harris of Littleton, Maine. Harris joined the 20th Regiment Maine Infantry Volunteers in August 1862 and fought at Little Round Top under the command of Joshua Chamberlain during the Battle of Gettysburg. In Harris's 'voice,' Lunn will tell stories of the hardship and valor of that battle, as well as the everyday life of a common Union soldier.

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