Bangor High School students complete detailed Civil War research

Introductory poster for the Civil War project conducted by Margaret Chernosky's students

Students taking the Geographic Information Systems course taught at Bangor High School by Margaret Chernosky recently completed 12 posters detailing research related to Maine’s involvement in the Civil War.

This outstanding research speaks for itself. The students researched different topics, such as Bangor’s Civil War veterans, the involvement of Corinth residents, and the 1st Maine Heavy Artillery Regiment and the 20th Maine Infantry Regiment. One poster highlights the roles played by Maine women during the war.

This poster provides detailed information about Bangor men who served during the war.1st Maine Heavy Artillery poster

This poster details the roles played by Maine women during the Civil War

Detailed information about the 20th Maine Infantry Regiment

This poster highlights the men of Corinth who served the Union

This poster highlights the 2nd Maine Infantry Regiment

This poster provides detailed information about Maine’s role at sea

This poster details where Civil War veterans are buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Bangor

Locations of Civil War monuments in Maine

This poster details the prisoners were Maine soldiers were incarcerated

This poster details the involvement of Native Americans: very interesting research


Brian Swartz

About Brian Swartz

Welcome to "Maine at War," the blog about the roles played by Maine and her sons and daughters in the Civil War. I am a Civil War buff and a newspaper editor recently retired from the Bangor Daily News. Maine sent hero upon hero — soldiers, nurses, sailors, chaplains, physicians — south to preserve their country in the 1860s. “Maine at War” introduces these heroes and heroines, who, for the most part, upheld the state's honor during that terrible conflict. We tour the battlefields where they fought, and we learn about the Civil War by focusing on Maine’s involvement with it. Be prepared: As I discover to this very day, the facts taught in American classrooms don’t always jibe with Civil War reality. I can be reached at