Rebecca Usher of Hollis was 41 and single when she joined the Union nursing service at the U.S. General Hospital at Chester, Pennsylvania. Her time there and later at City Point, Virginia, were defining experiences of her life.
The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.
Walnut Hill Village The Buxton Tavern (known as the Red House) and the Buxton Tavern Stand across the road were at the heart of the village.
Annie Buxton Small, Mrs. Coral Adams, Mrs. Esther Hill and Mrs. Olive M. Hall. The library's catalogue was printed on cards, and as new books were…