Tag Archives: Freeman McGilvery

Research the Civil War at the Maine State Archives

If you’re researching Maine’s involvement in the Civil War, check out the incredibly detailed files preserved at the Maine State Archives in Augusta. There’s a whole Research Room available for your use. The Archives, the Maine State Library, and the Maine State Museum are all located in the State Cultural Building, the sharp-lined, monochromatic gray […]

Charged up to fight: 4th Maine Battery at Cedar Mountain — Part I

  Capt. O’Neil W. Robinson Jr. had yet to see a serious “elephant” as his 4th Maine Battery crossed hot and dusty Virginia in July 1862. Robinson, the Bethel attorney whose Democratic Party leanings had concerned Maine’s Republican Gov. Israel Washburn Jr. the previous autumn, had detrained with his battery in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, […]

Fred Morong traded his Army uniform for a Navy sailor’s garb

Once a sailor, always a sailor — or so thought Frederic W. Morong of Lubec, a veteran of the 6th Maine Infantry Regiment. Raised in spring 1861, the hard-fighting 6th Maine drew half of its complement in companies (five) and men (500 or so) from Hancock and Washington counties. Fred Morong did not join at […]