Tag Archives: Kenduskeag

Memorial Day and the boys of Kenduskeag

It’s easy to miss them, even on a Memorial Day weekend. The boys of Kenduskeag lie quietly, eternally, behind the metal fence separating Village Cemetery from traffic on the adjacent Levant Road. It curves slightly while sliding past the cemetery; a driver paying attention to the road may not really notice this rural cemetery in […]

Deacon Kenneston sent his only sons to war

The price of war came home to Kenduskeag during late winter 1863. In August 1862, brothers Leonard E. Kenneston and Thomas E. Kenneston left Kenduskeag to join Co. H, 16th Maine Infantry Regiment. Their mother, Julia, had died two years earlier; their 65-year-old father, Thomas Beath Kenneston, did not want his only sons to join […]