Remembering the Civil War
April 12, 2011 marks the assault on Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina by Confederate forces. To remember the men, women and children who sacrificed, fought and died to preserve the Union, the Fifth Maine is collaborating with many other organizations in Maine and nationwide to create a variety of public and school programs and activities. There will be reenactments, exhibits, guest speakers, symposiums, a Maine Civil War Trail and much more, primarily focused on the cultural, economic, and military aspects of the United States prior to, during, and following the war. The goal of these efforts is to bring to light the rich legacy of our state's important contributions to the war.
The Sesquicentennial Commemoration spans the years 2011 - 2015. Future events will be posted here as they are confirmed.
Remember our brave forebears during the Sesquicentennial years!