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William Warren Durgin Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0152

Scope and Contents

A small collection of materials relating to William Warren Durgin (1839-1929) of North Lovell, Maine. Included are photocopies of military papers, photographs of his grave, photographs of a wax figure of Abraham Lincoln, The New York Herald from April 15, 1865 reporting the assassination of Lincoln, and newspaper clippings.

Dates

  • 1861-1928

Creator

Restrictions on Access

No restrictions on access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Biographical Note

William Warren Durgin was a pallbearer for Abraham Lincoln, part of the military escort accompanying the casket on the famous funeral train from Washington, D.C. to Springfield, Ill. He was born in Stoneham, Maine in 1839. In 1861 he enlisted in the 1st Maine Regiment and served in the war until 1865. He was in no important battles of the war. He was in several occupations and in considerable skirmish fighting, but went through the war practically without injury. After the war he spent hours completing forms and searching out references to meet the requirements of successive Pension Reforms passed by the Congress well into the 20th century. He spent his last days in a cabin in North Lovell, Maine where he died in 1929.

Extent

1 box

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Maine State Museum.
Title
Guide to the William Warren Durgin Papers
Status
In Progress
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Language of description note
English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States
207-581-1686