Tag Archives: 25th Maine Infantry Regiment

Uniform-clad tourists got their tickets punched for the Big Easy

  Uniformed Maine tourists arriving in the nation’s capital on Monday, Oct. 27, 1862, soon learned that Uncle Sam had cancelled their round-trip tickets to Bangor. The 26th Maine Infantry boys would be going to New Orleans, instead. A nine-month regiment that mustered at Bangor in early October, the 26th Maine was led by Col. […]

Wishing you a “Merry Christmas” from a “one-horse town”

  Burping politely into his fisted hand, a well-fed 25th Maine Infantry soldier extended a heart-felt “Merry Christmas” to Portland Daily Press readers on Christmas Day, 1862. He had much for which to be thankful, especially the fact that he was not lying in a grave 50 miles south at Fredericksburg, where many other Maine […]