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Johnson, Samuel B. F., “Negro” Civil War Veteran

While researching Civil War General Andrew Barclay Spurling, who was born on GCI, I came across another Civil War veteran, Samuel B. F. Johnson, listed as Negro, who was also born in the Town of Cranberry Isles. His story might provide an interesting contrast to General Spurling. Johnson’s history has…

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Spurling, Gen. Andrew B., Congressional Medal of Honor (Civil War)

General Andrew Barclay Spurling (1833-1896) is the son of Abigail Hadlock Spurling and Samuel Spurling. He was born and raised on Great Cranberry Island, Maine. The Spurlings were one of the founding families on the Island during the late 18th century. The General’s mother, Abigail Hadlock, his father Samuel, and his stepfather, William…

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Shoes and Cape Houses Project 2013-2018 (GCIHS 2015.304.2062)

This updated 2018 report of investigation summarizes 2013-2017 research into nine Cape-style houses spawned by the 2013 discovery and repatriation of four ca. 1820-1830s shoes concealed in the chimney wall of the parsonage house of the Great Cranberry Congregational Church. To read the full report visit our catalogue at …

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