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The Aroostook War - unique in history

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Re: The Aroostook War - unique in history

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Surnames: Atwood, Chase, Follansbee, Jordan Knowlen, Merrill,
The first draft of the book "The Protectors and Defenders of the Northeastern Frontier" has been submitted to publisher-Picton Press. Of course there are tweeks, so i am in the process of revising and hope to have final draft by early spring. Its approximately 375 pgs and about 95% original document material, mostly Whig & Courier news articles, military rosters, claims, pension requests & William Parrot's journal and letter book while Asst Land Agent at Fort Fairfield, (Ive been able to identify the men stationed at Fort Kent on the 1840 census). I have some deeds, legislative resolves, committee reports, and correspondance between Augusta & Washington DC. I am working on a second volume that deals exclusively with the political aspects- working title "When Governments act in Bad Faith", and a 3rd Volume that hopes to track what happened/where they went after the conflict. My goal is to see that these men are recognized and acquire the right to have veteran's burial markers placed on their final resting place. That involves identifying who they are, and where they are buried. Maine has an organization, Maine Old Cemetery Assn, that is a good resource but Maine Veterans are buried in all 49 other states so a lot of help would be needed, and a lot of Congressmen need to be pushed to get the Act of Congress through.
The great thing about the rosters is that they identify not only the troops that were drafted into the various companies that were published in 1904 but those that were not drafted, along with the towns that the companies originally came from. Im working right now on the Drafted Companies of Capt Hall and Capt Barnard- many of their soldiers came from 1st Reg 2 Brigade 6th Division out of Bethel, Rumford, Greenwood, Oxford, but some of the division rosters show neighbors going into Capt Ludden's company of Light Infantry. Claims show Benjamin Brown transported troops to Augusta, they stayed at Eagle Hotel awaiting deployment to the Aroostook under Col Andrews. Many of these young men do not appear on the 1840 census so I suspect they were single men living and helping on the family farm, thus not identified until the 1850 census when many would have moved, married or died.
And I am sorry about the website. I am techno challenged and am still seeking someone to help update it.
You didnt mention years-Maine's 20th- was that Civil war?
And what are birth-death dates of Col Thomas Goss? GAR Post 149 in Masardis was named Knowlen Post for sacrifices in my family.
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