Belfast in the Civil War: Officer promotions

Mar 06, 2014

Local and Legendary: Belfast in the Civil War

March 6, 1863

“The following promotions have been recently made in the 19th Maine Regiment:

1st Lieut. Charles Baker, Belfast, Captain, company B.

2d Lieut. Edward F. Fletcher, Lincolnville, 1st Lieutenant, company G.

Sergt. David E. Holmes, Prospect, 2d Lieutenant, company G.

2d Lieut. Llewellyn D. Woodward, Belfast, 1st Lieutenant, company I.

1st Sergt. Adelphus B. Mathews, Belfast, 2d Lieutenant, company I.”

“Capt. Horace C. Noyes, of the19th Regiment, has resigned his commission, and arrived at home in this city. Capt. N.’s resignation was induced mainly, we learn, by the ill will of an official superior, which was permitted to vent itself in a malicious manner. He will return to the army in another position, if opportunity offers.”

March 3, 1910

“The Read Garage & Machine Co. received two cars Saturday morning: Model E, 30-horse power Maxwell touring car for Mr. Charles Bradbury, and Model A.A. 12-horse power Maxwell runabout for demonstration by the company. Judge George E. Johnson and William M. Thayer have placed orders for the latter car.”

“Two signs of spring were noted Monday: One of Belfast’s prominent attorneys, an ardent fisherman, dug a small quantity of angleworms, and W.E. Hamilton, our florist, began the setting of the small geraniums so popular in the spring gardens.”

March 6, 1941

“Mrs. James D. Mortimer, president of the Belfast Branch of Bundles for Britain, has received a letter from the Duchess of Leinster, who is executive chairman at headquarters in New York City, acknowledging receipt of the surgical instruments sent from here, Miss Anna R. Kelley, R. N. being chairman of that committee. The duchess writes that the instruments made a fine display, and that they are most welcome, for the factories that have been making such instruments are now working on munitions of war.”

Playing at the City Theatre

“Action, Drama, Humor, Romance.” Rudyard Kipling’s “Gunga Din” with Sam Jeffe, Cary Grant, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Victor McLaglen and Joan Fontaine.

March 8, 1990

Poultry Inquiries Prompt Rumors

By Brian Lamb

“Like a phantom ghost of industry, rumors of a return of poultry processing to Waldo County are swirling helter-skelter around the region. Sources say a Canadian man, Randy Pitre, has been investigating possibly re-introducing poultry processing to the area. Attempts to locate Pitre’s company, reportedly called Pitre Packers, through various Canadian sources including the New Brunswick Department of Commerce proved unsuccessful. Still, a few local poultry property owners and former workers have chosen to remain officially mum until any sale is final.”

“After one year of ‘Business After Hours,’ sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, director Jim Lovejoy deemed the event a success and announced the next meeting will be hosted by Bryant Dutch. Members and their guests will meet at Dutch Chevrolet at the junction of Rts. 1 & 3 on March 14 from 5-7 p.m.”

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