Keywords: Fort William Henry
John P. Sheahan of Dennysville served in the 1st Maine Cavalry from August 1862 until March 1864 when he was commissioned as a lieutenant in Co. E of the 31st Maine Infantry. His letters reveal much about the life of a soldier, including political views and thoughts about the war.
Black soldiers served in Maine during World War II, assigned in small numbers throughout the state to guard Grand Trunk rail lines from a possible German attack. The soldiers, who lived in railroad cars near their posts often interacted with local residents.
As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.
Item Contributed byThomaston Historical Society Mr. Jordan, Williams and others, must be employed to break into the north side of the west end of…
… a large-scale shipbuilding business at Fort Wharf on lower Knox Street. Chapman and Flint laid out a new yard on the Narrows (a narrowing of the…
… within one third of a mile of their principal fort, Magruder, while they peppered away at us all day with shot and shell, some of which struck and…