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Posted By: john preston on: 10/26/2013 09:28:55 EDT
Subject: RE: Locating Penobscot County burial sites

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Hi Richard

For some reason I was not notified of this posting and just happened to check.

It looks like you need to find a CW man with the last name of Ranco or Rancourt and then see if he's "yours". The name is unusual enough that there may not be many from Maine.

Google Book Search can be fussy so I looked. Try this:
Advanced Google Book Search, Subject MAINE, published between 1861 and 1868.

In the list of results are:
The Annual Report of the Maine Adjutant General Office
Published in 1863 (it ends with Dec. 31, 1862
LEAVE THIS UNTIL YOU HAVE A NAME TO LOOK FOR -the yearly reports are lists of lists of lists.

THE ONE TO LOOK AT FIRST:
Published 1867
Supplement to the Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine-check each section (only 4 I think)
It will give you name, regiment and company, if regular army, navy, etc. If you find a name you have a place to start looking (almost every Maine man listed).

What I should have told you to do first (but I am addicted to original records)is to google "Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System"-A National Park Service Site-and fill in Ranco and Rancourt.

E-mail me if you want.
John Preston jprestonrb@gmail.com


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