Norway, Maine, Historical Society Receives Civil-War-Era Documents

Posted by admin on Jul 11, 2012

The Norway Historical Society has received an original Civil War document that curator Charles Longley says demonstrates the charitable nature of the townspeople. “It’s an example of how the town has always pulled together over the years,” said Longley.

The two-page, typewritten document shows the names of scores of townspeople including still familiar names like Noyes, Crockett, Watson, Frost, Tucker, Beal, Millett and others, who rallied around a young soldier named Wellington Hobbs to raise money in 1863 to help defray his expenses coming home and getting back to the army during the Civil War.

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