Civil war encampment planned at Fort McClary

On July 24 and 25, a Civil War encampment will be hosted by the Friends of Fort McClary at Fort McClary State Historic Site and Park on Pepperrell Road (Route 103) in Kittery Point.
The 28th Massachusetts Volunteers will set up a tent camp on the upper battery and the 5th New Hampshire will garrison the [...]

Lliving historians to bring Civil War to Fort Knox

More than 200 living historians from as far away as Florida, Michigan and Canada will be bringing Fort Knox back in time to 1864. Activities begin Saturday, July 24, at 9 a.m., and continue through the final battle set to begin at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 25.
Witness a naval assault, cannon fire, Confederate infantry attempting [...]

Rally for Norlands: Civil War Reenactment weekend planned

The second annual Civil War Renenactment weekend at the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center will take place June 12 and 13. Living historians dressed as Confederate and Union infantry will scrimmage with replica weaponry on the grounds of the 19th Century historic settlement.
Visitors at the eenactment can become engaged in the lives of soldiers and civilians. [...]

Volunteers repair vandalism to Lebanon Civil War Memorial

Community volunteers lent a helping hand at the town offices after vandals ripped up a portion of recently landscaped lawn.
The Board of Selectmen applauded the efforts of all those who showed up to help with repairing the vandalism at the new Civil War memorial.
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Volunteers restore vandalism site

On their way home from church Sunday, Marjorie Blood and Beatrice Lord stopped at Lebanon’s municipal building to admire the preparation work for a monument to the town’s Civil War soldiers.
Instead of the attractive expanse of new sod that they expected, the sisters found muddy ruts in the grass and tire tracks from spinouts in [...]

State Web site lists Civil War monuments

I was saying just the other day that I really should put my “Civil War guy” on my “flowers loop” for Memorial Day.
Though I’ve visited the grave of great-great-great-grandparents Alfred and Olive (Nason) Hart many a time on Liberty Street in Dexter, I haven’t made a habit of honoring my Civil War ancestor who was [...]

Maine Unveils State Web Site Devoted To Civil War

Maine’s governor says the state has created a new Web site devoted to information about the state’s role in the Civil War.
Gov. John Baldacci announced the site Monday, which was the 149th anniversary of the first shot of the war at Fort Sumter in South Carolina.
Baldacci said the first information on the site is a [...]

In Kittery, re-enactors offer glimpse into 1860s Lincoln rally

The Friends of Fort McClary offered a glimpse into the past this weekend as hundreds of people turned out for an interpretation of an 1860s election rally in support of Abraham Lincoln.
Members of the Liberty Rifles, a Civil War re-enactment group, presented the interactive event throughout the state park in an effort to show what [...]

Bangor’s Civil War Memorial rededicated

Abraham Lincoln never set foot in Maine during his lifetime, but he and his first lady, Mary Todd Lincoln, visited the Queen City on Saturday for the rededication of the Civil War Memorial in Mount Hope Cemetery.
Vice-President Hannibal Hamlin and his wife, Ellen Hamlin, who lived in Bangor when not in Washington, D.C., were at [...]

Civil War battles to be re-enacted

Forget about the iPod, the BlackBerry and computers. They haven’t been invented because the year is 1864 at the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center.
Abraham Lincoln is president, the Civil War rages and a contingent of Union and Confederate troops have rallied and massed at Norlands. Full-blown battles with artillery are about to begin on 400 acres [...]