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Succinct in death, Valentine left a paper trail in life

Beneath a standard Civil War veteran’s headstone at the Clewleyville Cemetery in Holden lies a man who left quite the paper trail, especially after leaving the army. He’s Valentine Clewley, a surname long found around the lower Penobscot Valley, especially between Brewer and the Dedham Hills. We might call him “Valentine” or “Val,” but hopefully […]

On Memorial Day, history learned in a small town cemetery

You can learn so much Civil War history by visiting a Maine cemetery on Memorial Day. Their wooden shafts attached to five-star markers, the small American flags fluttering in the breeze identify many Civil War veterans, whose stones often list the respective units: company and regiment or artillery battery. Each stone represents history that, with […]