Lt. John R. Andrews, Biddeford, ca. 1861

Contributed by McArthur Public Library


Lieutenant John R. Andrews of Biddeford is shown in his military uniform in about 1861. This is from an autograph book owned by Miss Ellen Junkins, who was a school teacher in Biddeford.

The writing, which is in two different hands, reads: "Army-1861, Lieut. J. R. Andrews, Married John R. Andrews, Scarboro, Maine". A past library employee made the pencil note which reads "Granite Andrews."

Lt. Andrews was a member of the Andrews family which dominated Biddeford's granite industry.

Andrews enlisted in Co. I of the Maine 1st Cavalry on Oct. 31, 1861 as a sergeant. He was promoted to full second lieutenant. He was mustered out on November 25, 1864.

He served under Colonel John Goddard.

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About This Item

  • Title: Lt. John R. Andrews, Biddeford, ca. 1861
  • Creator: Ellen Junkins
  • Creation Date: circa 1861
  • Subject Date: circa 1861
  • Location: Biddeford, York County, ME
  • Media: Pencil on paper, photograph
  • Dimensions: 11 cm x 18 cm
  • Local Code: MS999 Junkins, Nellie P.
  • Collection: Archival Collections
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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