Contributed by: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division through Maine Historical Society Date: 1863 Location: Port Hudson Media: Digital image of chromolithograph
Lt. William Burrows and Commander Samuel Blyth, commanders of the USS Enterprise and the HMS Boxer, led their ships and crews in Battle in Muscongus Bay on Sept. 5, 1813. The American ship was victorious, but both captains were killed. Portland staged a large and regal joint burial.
At Lexington and Concord, on April 19, 1775, British troops attempted to destroy munitions stored by American colonists. The battles were the opening salvos of the American Revolution. Shortly, the conflict would erupt in Maine.
Belfast residents responded to the Civil War by enlisting in large numbers, providing relief from the home front to soldiers, defending Maine's shoreline, and closely following the news from soldiers and from various battles.
Offer for war battle images, Houlton, ca. 1862 Contributed by Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Description A poster advertises…
Tilson died on July 21, 1861 at the Battle of Bull Run. The goal of the battle was to force the Confederates to retreat to their next line of…