William K. Bickford, 20th Maine, ca. 1863

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William K. Bickford, 20th Maine, ca. 1863

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William K. Bickford of Thomaston was 24 when he enlisted as a sergeant in Co. I of the Maine 20th Infantry Regiment in August 1862.

Bickford was promoted to 2nd lieutenant, then 1st lieutenant, then full captain of Co. H. While his regiment was camped near Rappahannock Station, his wife joined him for some of the time.

After the Civil War, Bickford was a hotel keeper in Thomaston, Norway, Rumford Point and Brooks. He grew up in Dresden.

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  • Title: William K. Bickford, 20th Maine, ca. 1863
  • Creator: G. W. Tuttle, Thomaston
  • Creation Date: circa 1863
  • Subject Date: circa 1863
  • Media: Carte de visite
  • Dimensions: 10 cm x 6 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1927
  • Collection: 20th Maine Regiment officers photograph album
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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