Capt. L. J. Morse, Co. A, Maine State Guard, Bangor, 1864

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Capt. L. J. Morse, Co. A, Maine State Guard, Bangor, 1864

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Capt. L. J. Morse was commander of Co. A, Light Infantry, of the Maine State Guard, which participated in the consecration of the Soldiers' Monument at Mount Hope Cemetery on June 17, 1864.

John Martin (1823-1904), a Bangor accountant and shopkeeper, drew the illustration of Morse on page 25 in his 1864 "Scrap and Sketch Book."

He wrote, "The state guards wore a bear skin cap as represented. their coats most wholly red."

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About This Item

  • Title: Capt. L. J. Morse, Co. A, Maine State Guard, Bangor, 1864
  • Creator: Martin, John
  • Creation Date: 1864
  • Subject Date: 1864-06-17
  • Town: Bangor
  • County: Penobscot
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink and watercolor on paper
  • Dimensions: 9 cm x 3 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1972; 1997.16.1
  • Object Type: Image

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