November 23, 2017
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Comments for: Maine soldiers lost their pants during a battle in Louisiana

Like the other soldiers belonging to the 14th Maine Infantry, George Washington Bartlett lost his pants during a battle fought at Baton Rouge, La. on Aug. 5, 1862. Born in Litchfield in 1827, Bartlett prospected for California gold, graduated from Bowdoin College (’54), and became a… Read More
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  • Anonymous

    Sorry to tell you this but the 14th Maine was sent into a rout around500 AM when Gen.
    Clarks division crashed into them and their camp.  They fled down North St to 13 St. , some going as far as the river.  See Thomas Richey”s book “The Battle of Baton Rouge, second edition”
    It’s on e-books.  You will get the whole story there.

  • Anonymous

    Sorry to tell you this, but the 14th Maine was sent into a rout on contact with Clark’s Division.
    They fled down North St. to the Orphanage on 13th street; many kept going till they got to the river.  See “The Battle of Baton Rouge, Second Edition”, by Thomas Richey.

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