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John M. Gould, a native of Portland, worked most of his life as a banker in Portland.
Gould (1839-1930) is best know for his History of the First-Tenth-Twenty-ninth Maine Regiment, based on a diary he kept during the Civil War. He served as major of the 29th Maine.
Gould continued to keep a diary throughout his life. He was active in veterans organizations and in church and temperance causes.
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