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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 2 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 2 0 Browse Search
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of the road. The advance will be continued to Centreville, eight miles beyond Fairfax, where the Confederates will probably make a stand if they design attempting to hold Manassas Junction. The only casualties reported by Gen McDowell are an officer and three men slightly wounded.--(Doc. 98.) The Sixth Regiment of Maine volunteers, commanded by Colonel Abner Knowles, left Portland for the seat of war. The regiment, which has been recruited mainly from the counties of Washington and Penobscot, consists mostly of stout, hardy lumbermen, already inured to hard work and apparently ready for more. Many of the privates measure six feet four. They are uniformed in a similar manner to the other Maine regiments. Each man has an extra fatigue uniform, consisting of gray pants and shirt, presented to them by various sewing societies. Surgeon-General Garcelon, of Maine, accompanies the regiment to Washington.--Boston Post, July 18. The following order relative to contraband negro
ard Gosselin appointed to govern the province between Brunswick and Penobscot......1814 British sloop from Halifax, with a cargo invoiced at $40,000, on her passage to Castine is captured and carried into Camden......November, 1814 General court appoints a day of thanksgiving on news of peace and of the treaty of Ghent, Dec. 24, 1814......Feb. 22, 1815 British troops evacuate Castine......April 25, 1815 Between 10,000 and 15,000 inhabitants emigrate to Ohio......1815-16 County of Penobscot incorported (the ninth and last prior to the separation)......Sept. 15 1815 Meetings held in all towns and plantations of the district of Maine, and a vote taken on the question of separation from Massachusetts result in 10,393 yeas and 6,501 nays......May 20, 1816 First separation law takes effect, directing voters to meet in their towns on the first Monday of September to vote on the question, and send delegates to Brunswick the last Monday of September, who, if a majority o