Washington County, Maine in the Civil War

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About the author:
Kenneth W. Ross was born in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, on August 3rd, 1937 to American parents. He is a resident of Red Beach, Maine, and graduated from Calais High School in 1955.

Ken served in the US Airforce from 1955-59. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of Colorado in 1962. From 1964-65, he served as an Intelligence Analyst for the US Department of Justice. He gained his M.A. in 1965 and his Ph.D. in 1970 in International Relations from American University. He taught as a professor of political science at Adrian College from 1968-97. He is the author of two other publications: Environmental Conflict in Alaska (2001) and Pioneering Conservation in Alaska (2006), both published by U Press of Colorado. The first edition of Washington County, Maine in the Civil War was published by the St. Croix Historical Society in 2011.

Washington County, Maine in the Civil War


Authored by Ken Ross
Edition: 2

An account of a uniquely located county's involvement in the Civil War - unique because of its connections to Canada and access to the ocean.

The "Home Front" chapter outlines the politics, attitudes toward the war, recruitment successes and failures, effects on home life, and relations with Canada.

Army regiments containing 50 or more county soldiers are briefly followed through the war.

Soldiers' wartime experiences, from mundane to tragic to glorious, are recounted.

Navy life and operations are outlined, and effects of the war on coastal seafaring.

Whenever possible, county participants' names are connected to the battles and other experiences of the war.

An appendix lists some 4,700 names of soldiers and sailors - more than 10% of the county's population - and their assignments and fates.

In light of the information offered herein, the reader is invited to consider (as does
the author) the eternal questions of the meaning of this great conflict and what lessons it may carry for our present and future.

The book includes 45 photographs over four chapters, 6 tables, and an extensive appendix of soldiers listed by town of origin and including their age, regiment, rank and fate.

Publication Date:
1519535821 / 9781519535825
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Black and White
Related Categories:
History / United States / Civil War

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