The 2nd Maine was the first Civil War regiment to march out of the state, and was greeted with accolades by civilians as it made its way to Washington, D.C. It engaged in "eleven bloody and hard-fought battles" including the First Battle of Bull Run, where it was the last regiment to leave the field, and Fredericksburg, where it took its greatest number of casualties.
When the regiment was mustered out in Bangor, huge crowds gathered to celebrate its return on Broadway, and a ceremony was held at Norumbega Hall downtown. Those soldiers who had enlisted for three years, rather than two, were transferred to the 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment under protest.
Cooper's & Macomb's Tactics
American Civil War - a scarce original 1859 dated edition of the book, subtitled ' A Concise System of Instructions and Regulations For The Militia And Volunteers Of The United States '. Hardcover, with gilt tooled spine. Features integrated diagrams and illustrations for the tactics. Rare book inscribed on the interior “2nd Regt. V.M.M.”. Embossed “O.R Patch, Book Seller Bangor”
Inventory Number: IDE 118