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in the Civil War
|Coast Guards Artillery. This organization, composed of three
companies (A, B and C), commenced to organize in July, 1861, to serve for three years as
garrison artillery in the state. This was the more necessary as most of the efficient,
active militia of the state had already been absorbed into the U. S. service and left the
state. The above companies were stationed as follows : Co. A, Capt. Ira Andrews, at Fort
McCIary, Kittery, relieving Capt. M. F. Wentworth's company of artillery, which had been
doing duty since April 30, 1861 ; Co. B, Capt. James Staples, Fort Scammel, Portland
harbor; Co. C, composed of a detachment of 40 men under Lieut. George W. Sabine, at Fort
Sullivan, Eastport. They occupied these several stations until Sept. 13, 1862, when they
were mustered out of service in accordance with orders from the war department.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 1