Keywords: Second Maine Regiment
Sgt. Charles Bridges of Co. B of the 2nd Maine Infantry was close to the end of his two years' enlistment in early 1863 when he took advantage of an opportunity for advancement by seeking and getting a commission as an officer in the 3rd Regiment U.S. (Colored) Volunteers.
With a long history of patriotism and service, Maine experienced the war in a truly distinct way. Its individual experiences tell the story of not only what it means to be an American, but what it means to be from Maine during the war to end all wars.
Merle Wadleigh of Portland, who was in his mid 20s, took and saved photographs that provide a glimpse into the life of a tuberculosis patient at the Western Maine Sanatorium in Hebron in 1928-1929.
… in 1869 as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US 7th Cavalry Regiment. In 1872, Porter became a 1st lieutenant and fought in Indian warfare on the American…
Scarborough, Maine: Harp Publications, 1992. Print. Shaw, Horace H. The First Maine Heavy Artillery, 1861-1865 : a history of its part and place in…