Comments for: ‘Major’ disasters bring the war ‘home’ to Bangor during the 1862 holiday season

Posted Dec. 26, 2012, at 9:31 a.m.
Last modified Jan. 02, 2013, at 8:17 a.m.

The 1862  holiday season brings disaster to two Army majors — William L. Pitcher and Stephen Decatur Carpenter — heroically representing Bangor on far-flung battlefields. Likely known as “Bill” or “Billy” in his childhood, Pitcher hails from Knox, where he was born to Horatio and Anna Pitcher on May 11, …

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