CIVIL WAR A SPLIT NATION 1861 - 1865
A bitter conflict between the North and South because of different ways of life. Abraham Lincoln was President. It was almost five years before it was over. On April 9, 1865 it ended and five days after the treaty was signed, President Lincoln was assassinated.
THEY HELPED WITH POINT OF SWORD OR BAYONET TO PEN A CHAPTER IN
AMERICAN HISTORY THAT WILL BE REMEMBERED AND READ BY PATRIOTS
WHILE PATRIOTISM IS HONORED OR LIBERTY CHERISHED
This monument at Waterville, Maine reads:
"Erected by the citizens of Waterville, 1876 to the memory of the soldiers and sailors of Waterville who gave their lives for the preservation of the Republic."
Their faith in God was a premonition with constant prayer. To those who remember the war it is a terrible dream of blood and death, horror and woe, for our boys who followed their ragged flags.
The Sixth Corps of Maine was composed largely of muscular lumbermen from the Penobscot Valley and eastern Maine where artillery and intrenched riflemen on the slopes had proven that it had the resolution necessary for the use of a fearsome and unpopular tool of war.
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