Category Archives: They Answered the Call

“A DOLEFUL SLAUGHTER NEAR BLACK POINT”

The Battle at Moore’s Brook, Scarborough, Maine, June 29, 1677 by Sumner Hunnewell Originally published in two parts in the May 2003 and August 2003 issues of The Maine Genealogist and is published here with permission of the publisher and the author. … Continue reading

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They Answered the Call – Part 2

Part 2 of 2 by Mary Pickard Images from Scarborough Historical Society, Maine Historical Society, and Maine State Archives Letters to and from soldiers revealed concerns about the future. In a letter to her friend Gardner Waterhouse with the 7th … Continue reading

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They Answered the Call – Part 1

Text by Mary Pickard Images from Scarborough Historical Society, Maine Historical Society, and Maine State Archives To Arms! Citizens! Our Country Calls!! Come on sons of Maine! Our brethren are already in the field; why stand we here idle! Now … Continue reading

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Charles C. G. Thornton

Charles C. G. Thornton, Scarborough, 1863 Contributed by Maine State Archives Captain Charles C. G. Thornton of the 12th Maine Infantry, Company C, was born in 1830 to James Brown and Elizabeth Gookin Thornton in Saco. Charles attended Thornton Academy … Continue reading

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Edward T Pilsbury

Edward T Pilsbury, Scarborough, ca. 1864 Contributed by Maine State Archives Edward Pilsbury served as a second lieutenant in the 12th Maine Infantry, Company C during the Civil War. Pilsbury was 28 when he mustered in as a sergeant on … Continue reading

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Frederic C. Prince

Frederic C. Prince, Scarborough, 1863 Contributed by Maine State Archives Second Lt. Frederic C. Prince was born on June 15, 1842, in Cumberland to Paul (1785-1868) and Abigail Wells Prince (1804-1871). On December 3, 1863, at the age of twenty-one, … Continue reading

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George Washington Pillsbury

George Washington Pillsbury, Louisiana, ca. 1863 Contributed by Scarborough Historical Society & Museum George W. Pillsbury was stationed in Louisiana with the 12th Maine Infantry Regiment, Company C during the Civil War. George Pillsbury was born in Scarborough on November … Continue reading

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Horace W. Moore

Horace W. Moore, Scarborough, 1863 Contributed by Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Horace Moore was born in Biddeford, on October 17, 1844 to Jeremiah and Mary Ann Brown Moore. At the time of his enlistment to serve in the Civil … Continue reading

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John H. Lord

John H. Lord, Scarborough, ca. 1864 Contributed by Maine State Archives John H. Lord served in the Civil War as a Second Lieutenant in the 15th Maine Infantry, Company D. He enlisted on April 27, 1864. Lord was a resident … Continue reading

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Sumner Cummings Libby

Sumner Cummings Libby, Scarborough, 1863 Contributed by Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Sumner Cummings Libby, on left, was born on November 18, 1844. Conflicting records show he was born in either Scarborough or Cape Elizabeth. His parents were Levi and … Continue reading

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