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Maine Civil War Records Go Online

A collection was added to the FamilySearch website yesterday that will thrill Maine Civil War researchers.   Maine, State Archive Collectio…

Started by Chris DunhamLatest Reply

Why I Joined This Group

I have just joined this group not because I am descended from a Maine Civil War Veteran but because of my U.S. Civil War research that my b…

Started by Alex W MagocsiLatest Reply

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Return of bodies to Maine

I have a Civil War ancestor, Simeon F. Brown, who died of swamp fever in New Orleans while serving with the 12th Maine Infantry. I found a…

Started by Pamela Carter

7 Feb 19, 2018
Reply by Larry Cote

Native Americans in the Civil War

Hi, just a note to let the group know I have compiled a list of Native Americans from the Northeast (Wabanaki) that served during the Civil…

Started by Nancy Lecompte

5 Jun 17, 2017
Reply by Nancy Lecompte

16th Maine Inf. Co A

My 2 times great-grandfather James Parsons 16th Maine Inf. Co.A was in the Reg. from 1862 to 1864, he died at Salisbury NC Prison Camp. Bur…

Started by Eileen Gloria "Campbell" Pelleti

7 Mar 9, 2017
Reply by Eileen Gloria "Campbell" Pelleti

John F. Bryant, Me 5th, Co I - died at Crampton's Gap, MD - 3 days before Antietam

He was my 3rd great grandfather. I've done quite a bit of research, but would love to have a discussion with anyone else who had someone in…

Started by Lisa Solberg

2 Nov 16, 2016
Reply by Lisa Solberg

Compiled Records of Maine Civil War Units

Now at Internet Archive you can browse "Compiled Records Showing Service of Military Units in Volunteer Union Organizations." These records…

Started by Chris Dunham

1 Jan 17, 2016
Reply by Daniel Ernest Peters

Maine Civil War books

I am wondering if anyone knows how to get a copy of David A. Cyr's  "Henry Granville: A Civil War Soldier from Maine."  There was a story a…

Started by Bobbie M Bowler

0 May 1, 2014


My great grandfather (5th Maine) was captured by the Confederate army, imprisoned in Salisbury, then agreed to fight with the 8th Co, 2nd F…

Started by Elizabeth Irwin Kane

2 Apr 15, 2014
Reply by Elizabeth Irwin Kane

Maine Man's DNA May Help Identify USS Monitor Remains

An interesting story in today's Press Herald about a Maine man whose relative died aboard the USS Monitor. Andy Bryan was a child when he f…

Started by Chris Dunham

0 Mar 7, 2013

William F. Irwin, 5th Maine Infantry, Co. G

My Great Grandfather, Pvt. William F. Irwin, enlisted in the 5th Maine, Co. G at the age of 19. He re-enlisted 28 Dec 1863. From that time…

Started by Elizabeth Irwin Kane

0 Jun 4, 2012

Recognizing our Civil War Veterns

On 26 May I participated in the Memorial Day ceremony at the Fredricksburg National Cemetery in Virginia.  I went with a recently found cou…

Started by Charles A Carroll

0 Jun 3, 2012


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