READFIELD — Members of the 3rd Maine Company A Regiment Volunteer Infantry will give a presentation at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Gile Hall, 8 Old Kents Hill Road.

This program, sponsored by the Readfield Historical Society, will include aspects of the daily lives of Civil War cooks, infantrymen and others, following the RHS annual meeting and election of officers.

The 3rd Maine’s participated in Readfield’s Veterans’ Day history walk last November. The actual Third Maine was a unit of more than 1,500 soldiers, and this group of re-enactors portrays Company A, a regiment comprised of men recruited from towns along the Kennebec River.

The 3rd Maine Civil War re-enactors group is a nonprofit educational and living history organization dedicated to preserving the memory of Maine’s role in the American Civil War. They are available for living history events, battle reenactments, and educational presentations which aim to teach what life was like for Maine soldiers and civilians from 1861 to 1865.

For more information about the 3rd Maine, call 602-8611 or email [email protected].

Elevator accessibility is available. Children and teens with interest in the Civil War are encouraged to come with their adult(s). Refreshments will be served. There is no fee, though donations are appreciated.

Readfield Historical Society was formed in 1985 to preserve the rich history of Readfield ad its people. The headquarters and museum are located at 759 Main St., Readfield Depot.

For more information, call 377-2239 or email [email protected].

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