"Very Civil War" details rumors and exodus of citizens, Eastport, 1812

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"Very Civil War" details rumors and exodus of citizens, Eastport, 1812

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The Columbian Centinel on July 4 1812 reported a "Very Civil War" detailing and dispelling rumors about military actions in Eastport. "Immediately after the news of war was received a town meeting was held at Eastport, at which it was voted to keep themselves armed, but not to engage on hostilities until further orders or advices;--and the inhabitants (particularly the females and children) were quitting the place."


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  • Title: "Very Civil War" details rumors and exodus of citizens, Eastport, 1812
  • Creation Date: 1812-07-04
  • Subject Date: 1812
  • Town: Eastport
  • County: Washington
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Object Type: Text

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