Tag Archives: Nicholas Picerno

Soldier’s pet

After more than a year’s service in the Army of the Potomac, a combat veteran from Maine noticed that pets — animals of almost any kind — often turned even the most callous soldier a bit softer. Edmund J. Brookings, 23, had enlisted in Co. B, 16th Maine Infantry Regiment, on August 1, 1862. A […]

New Third Winchester monument honors Maine soldiers

A new monument now honors the Mainers who fought at Third Winchester on September 19, 1864 — and who also served during Phil Sheridan’s 1864 Valley Campaign. Peter Dalton, a Maine Civil War historian and author now living in the Shenandoah Valley, and his wife Cyndi envisioned placing a monument on the Virginia battlefield where […]

Antietam burial map, part 3: A Maine name stands out

Of the 50 soldiers’ whose graves are identified by name on the Antietam burial map, one belongs to “Asa Reed 10 Me,” a private in Co. K, 10th Maine Infantry Regiment. Why he was identified among the 5,844 graves marked on the map drawn by Simon G. Elliott, no one knows. The 10th descended from […]

Help erect the first Maine monument in the Shenandoah Valley

With Maine’s bicentennial only a few months away, join us in erecting the first monument erected in the Shenandoah Valley to the Maine soldiers who served there during the Civil War. The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation (of which I am a member) is raising funds to erect a Maine monument at the Third Winchester battlefield, […]

Maine Legislature supports placing state monument at Third Winchester

The Maine Legislature has announced its support for placing a Maine monument on a Shenandoah Valley battlefield where several Maine units fought on September 19, 1864. On February 28, 2019 the Maine Senate adopted Senate Resolution 304, titled “Joint resolution to express support for erecting a monument to Maine troops who fought in the Shenandoah […]

Abe Lincoln will visit Bangor for the first time August 11-12

Although his first-time vice president, Hannibal Hamlin, was a familiar face around Bangor during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln never visited the Queen City while in office. That’s about to change as the Bangor Historical Society brings Drums on the Penobscot: A Civil War Experience to the UMA-Bangor campus on Friday-Sunday, August 10-12, 2018. […]

Bangor Historical Society plans busy Civil War weekend in Bangor

The Civil War returns to Bangor Friday-Sunday, July 28-30, as the Bangor Historical Society presents Drums on the Penobscot: A Civil War Experience at the UMA-Bangor campus. The event-filled weekend will feature an encampment, skirmishes, talks and presentations by well-known Civil War historians and authors, artillery demonstrations, living history, a prisoner exchange, the Fate of […]

Speakers announced for July 29-30 Civil War weekend in Bangor

Appearing at Eastport Hall on Texas Avenue, six speakers will highlight different aspects of Maine’s involvement in the Civil War as the Bangor Historical Society presents Drums on the Penobscot: A Civil War Experience on July 29-30 at the UMA-Bangor campus. Admission to the weekend’s activities is free. Among the speakers are a New England […]

Drums on the Penobscot to bring the Civil War to Bangor July 28-30

BANGOR — Quilt historian Pamela Weeks, Major General Joshua L. Chamberlain, several noted Civil War historians and authors, and Civil War re-enactors are highlighting Drums on the Penobscot: A Civil War Experience, slated to take place on the UMA-Bangor campus on Friday through Sunday, July 28-30. Sponsored by the Bangor Historical Society, the event-filled weekend […]

A Maine at War exclusive: Recent construction mars 10th Maine Infantry site at Antietam

  The 21st century and weak conservation easements have overrun a battlefield where soldiers from the 10th Maine Infantry Regiment fought and bled on Sept. 17, 1862. Early on that far-off Wednesday, Col. George Beal led the 10th Maine boys into a bivouac on the George Line farm, located near the Smoketown Road several miles […]