Post by Whirlygigger on May 23, 2006 6:18:57 GMT -5
KANE, PETER M
Peter M. Kane, tranfered from the 1st Maine Cavalry, Co D into the US Army Signal Corps, Army of the Potomac. The date is not known to us here but in 1896 Peter was listed as living in Eastport Maine. It is said that his remains now rest within the Hillside Cemetery in Washington County, Maine. Might someone with the 1st Maine have a photographic image of PMK's headstone or of Peter himself perhaps? A town was not listed for the Hillside grave yard.
Additional information relative to Peter's background would also be helpful as the Signal Corps Association maintains files for relatives and researchers at its archive just outside of Washington City, District of Columbia.
Post by AndyGerman on May 25, 2006 20:20:36 GMT -5
This is not all that you are seeking, but I can inform you that, according to the 1st Maine regimental history, Peter M. Kane was 22 and a resident of Eastport when he was mustered into the 1st Maine Cavalry on 28 August 1862. He was transferred to the Signal Corps on 2 May 1864. He is not pictured in the regimental history.
Eastport is a cool place, but it's a long way from here, and everywhere else. I'd love to get back and find his headstone, but it will be a while. Possibly the Maine State Museum or state archives could help. Have you checked for a pension file at the National Archives?