Soldiers and Sailors of the Plantation of Lower St. Georges, Maine Who Served in the War for American Independence
Author: Frank Miller
Published: 1999 reprint of 1931 original
Paperback, 66 pages
At the time of the American Revolution, the Province of Maine was still part of Massachusetts, and the future towns of Cushing and St. George were confined within the so-called Plantation of Lower St. Georges. While Maine was not yet prepared to take its place as the twenty-third state of the Union in 1776, the residents of Lower St. Georges were more than ready to fight for the cause of American independence. This fact is attested to in this diminutive volume, which is composed of an alphabetically arranged series of essays of the roughly 100 soldiers and sailors from Cushing and St. George who fought on the Patriot side of the conflict. The contents range from brief sketches to extensive biographical pedigrees of the combatants.