1st Maine Heavy Artillery, Bangor, 1865

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The 1st Maine Heavy Artillery, a Civil War regiment organized as the 18th Maine Infantry, returned to Bangor in September 1865, greeted by a large crowd.

John Martin, a Bangor accountant and shopkeeper, wrote about their return and drew this illustration on Page 138 of the "Scrap & Sketchbook" that he began writing in 1864. The illustration shows how the regiment appeared as it marched through Main Street in Bangor on its return. At center are a captain and a private, drawn to show their uniforms.

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  • Title: 1st Maine Heavy Artillery, Bangor, 1865
  • Creator: John Martin
  • Creation Date: 1865
  • Subject Date: 1865-09-17
  • Location: Bangor, Penobscot County, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 16 cm x 22 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1972; 1997.16.1
  • Object Type: Image

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