Meshach P. Larry, a Windham blacksmith, joined Maine's 17th Regiment Company H on August 18, 1862. Larry and his sister, Phebe, wrote to each other frequently during the Civil War, and his letters paint a vivid picture of the life of a soldier.
Although not everyone in town supported the war effort, more than 200 Pittsfield men served in Civil War regiments. Several reminders of their service remain in the town.
Colby originated in 1813 as Maine Literary and Theological Institution and is now a small private liberal arts college of about 1,800 students. A timeline of the history and development of Colby College from 1813 until the present.
Our advance had a great deal of skirmishing with them but no regular battle for they made no stand until they got into Richmond. Our division, i.e.
Despite continued skirmishes with the Indians, the second settlement continued to grow. After resettlement, the center of activity shifted from Black…