Belfast in the Civil War: Surgeon leaves home

Feb 27, 2014

Local and Legendary: Belfast in the Civil War

Feb. 27, 1863

“We were pleased to receive a brief call yesterday from Surgeon Nahum P. Monroe, of Col. Ames’s 20th Maine Regiment, which left this city last summer. Dr. M. left all that makes the life of a physician desirable, - practice, property, and family, - to serve the country in his profession, in which he occupied a place in the front rank. We notice that the service has made its mark somewhat upon him. He leaves to-day to return to the regiment without visiting his home in Belfast. The regiment is at Falmouth, Va. Dr. M. gave us some account of the causes which have operated against the sanitary condition of the army, and thinks they will be remedied. [copied from the Portland Argus]”

Feb. 28, 1889

“Arrangements have been completed and next week Dana’s Sarsaparilla will be manufactured at the laboratory, corner of Bridge and Washington streets. The tanks have been put into the building. Mr. Hanson, who will go on the road to sell the medicine, has fixed up a fancy team.”

“A small sloop boat containing three people from this city, returning from a clamming expedition, was caught in the ice Wednesday morning and the steamer Electa undertook to tow her in. In doing so the ice cut the planking of the boat so it was with great difficulty it was kept afloat.”

March 1, 1934

Mr. Broadway Visits Belfast

“The Great White Way of Gotham will be exposed in all its gilt and glitter in ‘Mr. Broadway,’ which will come to the Opera House on Wednesday of next week, Mar. 7. Places you have read about and seem glimpses of in films, celebrities in every walk of life parade in colorful cyclorama across the screen. ‘Mr. Broadway’ is the conception of Ed Sullivan, columnist of the Daily News, who appears in person and conducts his audience to many of the places that have been so noted in the gay life of the metropolis. All the sequences were filmed on the original locations and are therefore authentic”

February 25, 1971

Postmaster Appointment Fills Belfast Vacancy

“Last Saturday Jasper E. Perkins officially became postmaster at Belfast. Perkins, 59, has served as Acting Postmaster at Belfast for the past two years. The announcement was made by letter Friday when William F. Bolger, regional director of Boston, told Perkins ‘Your appointment to this position reflects most favorably the confidence which the Postal Service places in you as an individual and is a compliment to your previous service as acting postmaster.’ Delivering the message was P.J. Bolduc, postal service officer of Portland.”

Winter Storms Sweep County

“Coastal area residents got a brief taste of spring-like weather last week but in keeping with Maine tradition there was a complete change by the weekend. A Saturday storm left a fresh four inches, enough to cover dirty street-side snow banks and cause the usual amount of highway collisions and mishaps. On Tuesday, two storms clashed over northern New England and joined forces to dump another six inches of white stuff on Maine.”

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