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Co. B, Maine State Guard member, Bangor, 1864

Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum
MMN Item 101068 Item Details
Co. B, Maine State Guard member, Bangor, 1864
MMN Item 101068 Zoom

Description

Co. B of the Maine State Guard participated in the consecration of the Soldiers' Monument at Mount Hope Cemetery in Bangor on June 17, 1864.

John Martin (1823-1904) attended the ceremonies and drew this illustration of a guard uniform, which is on page 12 of his 1864 Scrap and Sketch Book. Martin, an accountant and shopkeeper in Bangor, began in 1864 to write and illustrate reminiscences of his life and experiences.

Martin wrote, "Co B State guard black pants blue Broad cloth frock coat & a United States cap J R Richr Capt R L Morrison Lieut."

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