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Maine Mounted Light Artillery / Artillerie Légère à Cheval du Maine

Augusta, Maine – The Civil War

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Maine Mounted Light Artillery / Artillerie Légère à Cheval du Maine Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 11, 2021
1. Maine Mounted Light Artillery / Artillerie Légère à Cheval du Maine Marker
Inscription.  
Six of the seven batteries of mounted light artillery raised by the State of Maine beginning in 1861 were mustered into service and trained in Augusta. They encamped in an expanse of high ground immediately southwest of the State House. The men complained of the difficulty they had getting horses up and down the incline to the nearby stream (now Kennedy Brook). The 2nd Maine and 4th Maine Batteries engaged in numerous battles fought by the Army of the Potomac, including distinguishing themselves at the Battle of Gettysburg. When the war ended, the six batteries were ordered to Augusta and were discharged here in June 1865.

Sur les sept batteries d'artillerie légère à cheval levées par l'etat du Maine à partir de 1861, six sont conscrites et entrainées à Augusta. Elle campente sur un terrain en hauteur situé directement au sud-ouest du Capitole. Les hommes se plaignent de le pente pour faire monter et descendre les chevaux jusqu'au ruisseau voisin (maintenant Kennedy Brook). La seconde et quatrième Batterie du Main participent à de nombreuses batailles de l'Armée du Potomac et se distinguent
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lors de la Bataille de Gettysburg. Lorsquela guerre se termine, les six batteries reçcoivent l'ordre de rentrer à Augusta et y sont démobilisées en juin 1865.
 
Erected by The Museum in the Streets®. (Marker Number 2.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the The Museum in the Streets®: Augusta, Maine – The Civil War series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1865.
 
Location. 44° 18.357′ N, 69° 46.885′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Maine, in Kennebec County. Marker is at the intersection of State Street (U.S. 201) and Union Street, on the right when traveling south on State Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 199 State St, Augusta ME 04330, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Car "America" / Le Char America (here, next to this marker); Lincoln's Request / L'Appel de Lincoln (here, next to this marker); Samantha Reed Smith (within shouting distance of this marker); Vietnam Veterans Pine Grove (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civilian Conservation Corps (about 500 feet away); NAS Brunswick Tribute to State of Maine
Maine Mounted Light Artillery / Artillerie Légère à Cheval du Maine Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 11, 2021
2. Maine Mounted Light Artillery / Artillerie Légère à Cheval du Maine Marker
(about 500 feet away); Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land (about 700 feet away); Blaine Mansion (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 17, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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