Tag Archives: Maine

“a national holiday”

with regional characteristics Thanksgiving Day was celebrated 150 years ago today across the United State. The New-York Times thought that the observance was almost beyond the need for presidential or gubernatorial proclamations. Thanksgiving was becoming “a national holiday” anticipated by … Continue reading

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at Independence Hall

In late August 1866 President Andrew Johnson and entourage embarked on a two and a half week “Swing Around the Circle” tour to try to influence the 1866 midterm elections in favor of more conservative, Democrat candidates opposed to Radical … Continue reading

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work on

Thankfully the American Civil War ended in 1865. Apparently the federal government felt it could let down its defenses a bit on the nation’s northeast corner. From the Richmond Daily Dispatch December 30, 1865: The coast batteries in Maine dismantled. … Continue reading

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as Maine goes?

The New-York Times was elated that Maine’s Republican governor Samuel Cony was re-elected. Possibly the “first gun” in the campaign was Vermont’s election of Republicans for all three U.S. House Representatives on September 6th. The same link shows Maine electing … Continue reading

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Three Year Trek from Rockland

From The New-York Times June 18, 1861: THE FOURTH REGIMENT OF MAINE. ROCKLAND, Me., Monday, June 17. The Maine Fourth Regiment, Col. BERRY, 1,100 men left for the seat of war as 11 A.M. to-day, in the steamer Daniel Webster. … Continue reading

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