Tag Archives: Tom Desjardin

Vandal strikes the Monroe Civil War monument

Who vandalized the Civil War monument in Monroe? Has a Confederate-hater mistaken the great coat-clad Union infantryman atop the monument for a Johnny Reb? Let’s look back 130½ years to see how this story began. On Memorial Day (Monday, May 30) 1887, hundreds of people trekked to the Village Cemetery on the Monroe Road in […]

Volunteers honor Jewett Williams during a September 17 memorial service at Togus

Gathered between a Confederate re-enactor’s tent and the brushy edge of a mown field at the Togus VA Hospital complex in Chelsea, some 30-35 people gathered to conduct a memorial service for Pvt. Jewett B. Williams on Saturday, Sept. 17. The service took place as part of the Maine Living History Association encampment held at […]