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Uniform-clad tourists got their tickets punched for the Big Easy

  Uniformed Maine tourists arriving in the nation’s capital on Monday, Oct. 27, 1862, soon learned that Uncle Sam had cancelled their round-trip tickets to Bangor. The 26th Maine Infantry boys would be going to New Orleans, instead. A nine-month regiment that mustered at Bangor in early October, the 26th Maine was led by Col. […]