Civil War calendar features Maine photos, information

Posted Oct. 17, 2011, at 4:31 p.m.
2012 Maine and the American Civil War calendar being offered by the Richardson Civil War Round Table in Stockton Springs
2012 Maine and the American Civil War calendar being offered by the Richardson Civil War Round Table in Stockton Springs

The Richardson Civil War Round Table has published the 2012 Maine and the American Civil War calendar, which features historic photographs and other information about the Maine residents and the Maine-related events that influenced the outcome of the war.

The calendar commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, according to John K. Jewell of Belfast. “It is the goal of the Richardson Civil War Round Table to preserve the great history and legacy of the men and women who sacrificed so much that the Union might be preserved,” he said.

Among the historic personages depicted on the calendar are poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, who wrote “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” on Dec. 25, 1863; Charles Heywood, a Marine from Waterville who actually fired a cannon at the Confederate ironclad Merrimac on March 8, 1862; Col. Charles Tilden of the 16th Maine Infantry; and 4th Maine Infantry soldiers working with Lowe’s Balloon Corps.

The calendar is available by mailing a check for $12.95, plus $1.00 for shipping and handling, to: Richardson Civil War Round Table, 16 Leeman Drive, Northport, ME 04849. Orders for the calendar also may be placed by calling 338-3693 or emailing richardsoncwrt@gmail.com. All profits from calendar sales will benefit Civil War charities.

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