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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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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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George Merrill

George Merrill, Scarborough, ca. 1863 Contributed by Scarborough Historical Society & Museum George Merrill was born in Saco in 1844. In 1862, when he enlisted to fight in the Civil War, he was five-foot-ten-inches tall, with hazel eyes and light … 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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John L. Hoyt

John L. Hoyt, Scarborough, ca. 1864 Contributed by Maine State Archives John L. Hoyt served as a Second Lieutenant in the 29th Maine Infantry, Company I during the Civil War. Hoyt enlisted in Scarborough on January 9, 1864 at the … Continue reading

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Horatio Hight

Horatio Hight, Scarborough, ca. 1862 Contributed by Maine State Archives Horatio Hight served Co. C of the 12th Maine Regiment during the Civil War. He enlisted as a second lieutenant on November 15, 1861 at the of age 27, and … Continue reading

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