Confederates in Maine

Destruction of the Caleb Cushing, 1863.

Destruction of the Caleb Cushing, 1863.

Tomorrow, recent Colby College graduate Carter Stevens presents a noontime talk based on his thesis, about the Confederate raid in Portland 150 years ago during the Civil War. The talk is titled, “When the Confederates Terrorized Maine: The Battle of Portland Harbor.”

While the maritime battle ended with the Confederates surrendering, a U.S. Revenue Cutter was sunk. Stevens’s research reveals the details of the battle, how it was reported in local and national media, the reactions of Mainers to the raid, and how this small incident fits into the larger picture of the Civil War.

Join us in the MHS lecture hall at 12PM for this “Student Spotlight” presentation.

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