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Peter Brackett


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Peter Brackett
04 March 1838
04 April 1927
Biddeford, York County, Maine
Time In Service
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United States of America
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Service Record

American Civil War

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1898 :: 5th Maine Memorial Building

The 5th Maine. Its Regimental Building at Peaks Island Visited by Lewiston People. September Musings Before the Cheery Fire in the Big Hall of the Building.

The Memorial Building of the 5th Maine Regimental Association perches like a bird ready to fly out over the blue Atlantic, at Peaks Island. It is over on the farther side of the charming seat-girt isle, and hugs close to the rocky shore where the eternal music of the waves is in sweet accord with the hymns sung by the tireless breezes from distant lands. It is a two and a half story house, large and roomy, with cosey piazzas and verandas running all around it, and odd little nooks and crannies where the children of the veterans, and the grandchildren, too, love to lie in hammocks, and read of the heroic deeds of the 5th Maine from the stores of war literature in the building. The veterans could not have secure a more appropriate location. On one side is the handsome building of the 8th Maine Regimental Assoc...   [ Read more » ]

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1905 :: 5th Maine Reunion

August 9, 1905. Ye Loyal Veterans of the 5th and 8th Maine. In Annual Reunions Assembled at Peaks -- The Beans of the Best and the Success of the Greatest.

Peaks Island, Aug. 9 (Special). -- With the floating of Old Glory in the morning breeze and the assembling of rich clusters of flowers at the Memorial windows the annual reunions of the loyal Fifth and Eighth Maine regiments were inauguruated at their two Memorial buildings here today.

Since four o'clock yesterday afternoon the historic ovens of "ye army beans baked in the ground" have been working overtime and one of the largest gatherings ever enjoyed in the history of the associations assembled at the respective tables of the two regiments.

At the Eighth Maine many are the tributes spoken and unspoken to the memory of the late Capt. Hillman Smith, who recently passed away in Auburn.

"Somehow," said one of the oldest veterans as he wiped his eyes, "it doesn't seem lik...   [ Read more » ]

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1905 :: 5th Maine Reunion

Marching on Together: The Old Fifth Maine. Boys of the Old Regiment Gather by the Sea Shore at Peaks -- Distinguished Guests at the Reunion.

Peaks Island, Me., Aug. 11 (Special). -- And now it has been the turn of the old Fifth Maine and for two days a glorious reunion they had had. Wednesday was the opening at their regimental building and a great crown was there.

Warm greetings were had on every side and long before noon the big room was filled with as joyous a crown as old soldiers can be.

The business meeting of the corporation controlling the property was held the first day as usual, and the old board of officers were re-elected. These were Gen. S.H. Manning, Lewiston, president; James M. Fernaid, secretary, and Frank F. Goss, treasurer. The board of directors was made up of Gen. Manning, Capt. H.T. Bucknam, Mechanic Falls; N.R. Lougee, Nashua, N.H.; John H. Stevens, Berwick, Herbert A. Edwards and Gen. A.S. Daggett. Tho...   [ Read more » ]

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1915 :: 5th Maine Reunion

The Old Fifth Maine. Annual Reunion to Be Held at Peaks Island, June 24 and 25 -- The Program.

The following notice of the annual reunion of the Fifth Maine Regiment Association has been sent out:

The 48th annual reunion of the survivors of the 5th Maine Regiment Assocation, and their families, will be held at "Memorial Hall," Peaks Island, Portland, Me., Thursday and Friday, June 24th and 25th, 1915.

Rooms at "Memorial Hall" will be reserved for the use of comrades and their families, free, for the entire week. Application for rooms should be made to Clark Wayland custodian, Peaks Island, Me. Please bring sheets, pillow cases, and towels for own use. It is hoped that we may have a large attendance at this reunion. Meals will be served free to comrades who pay their annual dues of $1, as usual, 25 cents per meal will be charged to those who may accompany them.

If not able to be present, it is hoped that comrades who feel able w...   [ Read more » ]

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1918 :: Fifth Maine Reunion

Biddeford Weekly Journal, Biddeford, Maine
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