Tag Archives: Lewiston

Mud on the Mules

  Cold rain dripping from his campaign hat, Lt. Col. James “Jim” S. Fillebrown sat squarely in the saddle and watched the mucky chaos engulfing his 10th Maine Infantry Regiment on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1863. Until three days earlier, Fillebrown and his men had spent the early winter camping near Fairfax Court House in Virginia. […]

Abial Edwards stood in the battle line at Cedar Mountain

  Seven days after surviving a horrific battle in Virginia in August 1862, Abial Hall Edwards shared his vivid memories with the young Maine woman who would one day become his wife. Had one particular Confederate bullet zipped a few inches lower, the marriage would never have occurred. Born in Casco in 1843, Edwards worked […]