December 12, 2017
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Civil War soldier funeral reenactment

By Gabor Degre, BDN Staff

Bangor High School Students reenacted the funeral of Civil War soldier Sgt. William P. Holden at the Bangor City Hall Friday. About 20 students participated in the reenactment from the theater class and members of the ROTC program performed the flag folding. Sgt. Holden was shot in the head and laid on the battlefield for about a week. He was eventually able to clean his wound some and later received help. He recovered to the point that he was able to walk, but died about nine months later due to fever. The reenactment was done in collaboration with the Bangor Museum and History Center. Nelson Durgin Bangor City Council Chair, Major General, Maine Air National Guard (retired) provided closing remarks to the event.


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