Keywords: Muster Field
What was the name of the carnival company?
Contributed by: Emma Clark Weeks through Hubbard Free Library Date: circa 1935 Location: Hallowell Media: Photographic print
Like many towns, Bethel responded to the Civil War by sending many soldiers and those at the homefront sent aid and supported families. The town grew during the war, but suffered after its end.
Meshach P. Larry, a Windham blacksmith, joined Maine's 17th Regiment Company H on August 18, 1862. Larry and his sister, Phebe, wrote to each other frequently during the Civil War, and his letters paint a vivid picture of the life of a soldier.
The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.
Carnival, Fire Department, Muster Field, Hallowell, ca 1934Hubbard Free Library While historic Hallowell had the annual carnival as a fundraiser for…
He enlisted on October 13th, 1862, and mustered out on August 25, 1863. Noah Gould served in Co. E 24th Maine Inf. & Co. L 2nd Maine. Cavalry.