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Roswell Prescott (1844-1916) of Saco was a private in the 27th Maine Regiment in 1862-1863.
The nine-month regiment was organized at Portland on September 30, 1862. Almost its entire service was garrison duty in the defense of Washington City.
With only four days left on the enlistment period, members of the regiment helped guard Washington, D.C., during the battle of Gettysburg. All the volunteers were then given Medals of Honor for volunteering.
About This Item
- Title: Roswell Prescott, ca. 1905
- Creation Date: circa 1905
- Subject Date: circa 1905
- Location: Saco, York County, ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Local Code: Coll. 2128, Box 1/1
- Collection: Morse and Lowell family papers
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Maine -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
- Medal of honor
- Military prisons -- Virginia -- Richmond
- Prescott, Roswell, 1844-1916--Portrait photographs
- Soldiers -- Maine
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons
- United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 27th (1862-1863)
- Veterans -- Maine
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