Alexander Crawford a soldier from Skowhegan, was born in 1839 on a farm on the Dudley Corner Road in Skowhegan. He served in the Civil War and returned to Skowhegan to run the family farm.
While the town of Waldoboro was chartered in 1773, it began organized fire protection in 1838 with a volunteer fire department and a hand pump fire engine, the Water Witch.
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.
Hallowell's Volunteer Fireman's Budget Nicole Freeze, Lexi Larochelle & Jarrett Williams Annual Report, Hallowell, 1907Courtesy of Sumner A.
Cohen MCHP Volunteers in the Classroon and Library We could not have accomplished this task this year without the help of our community volunteers.