Tag Archives: Navy

Orland sailor finally gets his due

Maine isn’t known for its Civil War sites. The battles took place far away, no national park extols combat on Maine soil, and tourists don’t flock here to see monuments to Civil War heroes. Yet the monuments exist, as do Maine heroes, and as for Maine place names related directly to the war, well, you […]

Buckfield sailor fought Indians and Confederates, but not at the same time

Ask a Civil War buff from Maine if he or she has heard of Thomas Stowell Phelps, and the resultant blank stare is understandable. His name does not appear alongside Chamberlain’s on the Maine Civil War hero list, and his blood-spattered banner does not hang in the Hall of Flags at the State House. Yet […]