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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.
About This Item
- 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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Standardized Subject Headings
- United States--Civil War, 1861-1865
- Martin, John, 1823-1904
- United States. Army. Maine Heavy Artillery Regiment, 1st (1863-1865)
- Bangor (Me.)--History
- United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 18th (1862)
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489 Congress St., Portland, ME 04101
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