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Remembering Harris Farm, 150 Years Later

Not much remains of the Harris Farm today. A high-end, low-density development has grown up in Clement Harris’s fields. His original house, Bloomsbury, still stands atop the highest knoll—the farmhouse is up for sale at the moment—with the newer, beautiful … Continue reading

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“Death of a Bangor Boy”—The Casualties of Harris Farm

The May 30, 1864, edition of the Bangor (ME) Whig & Courier included a notice titled “Death of a Bangor Boy”—a sixty-four-word obituary for Corporal Charles W. Smith of the 1st Maine Heavy Artillery, Company D, who “died of a … Continue reading

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“We lost some noble men”: The 1st Maine Heavies at Harris Farm

May 19, 1864, was “a day long to be remembered by the 1st Maine Heavy,” wrote a member of the regiment, “as it was on this day that we received our baptism of fire and learned the stern duties of … Continue reading

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