Gould, John Mead, 1839-1930

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Union Army officer and bank teller, of Portland, Me.

From the description of Papers, 1841-1944. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 122509867

John Mead Gould, of Portland, Me., was a banker.

From the description of John Mead Gould papers, 1854-1930. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 645199662

Union Army officer and banker, of Portland, Me.; Civil War veteran, close associate of Edward Sylvester Morse, and member of Portland Society of Natural History. Gould served with the 1st Maine Infantry Regiment and its successors, the 10th and 29th Maine regiments, was the regiments' official historian, and was extensively involved in post-war reunions and veterans' issues.

From the description of John Mead Gould diaries, 1855-1929. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 642038650

Major with 29th Maine Infantry during the Civil War and author, of Portland, Me.

From the description of Personal history (an epitome) of John Mead Gould of Portland, Maine ..., undated. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 234382084

John Mead Gould was a Portland banker and Civil War veteran. He began writing diaries as a teenager and continued through his years of service with the Army. He used these diaries to publish The History of the First, Tenth, Twenty-ninth Regiments in 1871. Although Gould fought for the North, he was not without prejudice. He was once a member of the Know-Nothing party, which was responsible for attacks on Irish Catholics and other minorities. He was, however, a disciplined man. This is seen in his faithfulness to writing almost daily during his service and sending pages to Edward Morse for safekeeping. In this way, all of his writing was saved. He served with the three aforementioned regiments and was a major when the war was over. His diaries are full of meticulous detail about everything around him; they are considered an invaluable resource about the war. He included some maps and sketches of uniforms or places he camped.

From the description of Letters to John Mead Gould from Civil War soldiers, ca. 1870-1871. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 232333996

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creatorOf Gould, John Mead, 1839-1930. Personal history (an epitome) of John Mead Gould of Portland, Maine ..., undated. Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Gould, John Mead, 1839-1930. Antietam papers, c.1885 - c.1895. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Anderson, Frank Maloy, 1871-1961. Papers, 1895-1950. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Gould, John Mead, 1839-1930. Papers, 1841-1944. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Gould, John Mead, 1839-1930. John Mead Gould papers, 1854-1930. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Morse, Edward Sylvester, 1838-1925. Collection related to Dorothy G. Wayman's 1942 biography of Edward Sylvester Morse, 1854-1964. Harvard University, Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology
creatorOf Gould, John Mead, 1839-1930. Letters to John Mead Gould from Civil War soldiers, ca. 1870-1871. Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Gould, John Mead, 1839-1930. John Mead Gould diaries, 1855-1929. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Stevens, H. S. (Henry S.). H. S. Stevens correspondence, 1894. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Gould, Theodore. Diary of Theodore Gould about the birth of his son Charles Edwin Gould, 1909. Maine Historical Society Library
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associatedWith Anderson, Frank Maloy, 1871-1961. person
correspondedWith Baxter, Percival Proctor, 1876-1969 person
correspondedWith Bingham, Wm. (William), 1835-1873 person
correspondedWith Bolling, J. N. person
correspondedWith Cilley, Jonathan Prince, 1835-1920 person
correspondedWith Frye, William P. (William Pierce), 1831-1911 person
correspondedWith Gardner, Obadiah, b. 1852 person
correspondedWith Garrison, Wendell Phillips, 1840-1907 person
associatedWith Gould Academy. corporateBody
associatedWith Gould, Amelia Jenkins Twitchell. person
associatedWith Gould, Edward, 1805-1892. person
associatedWith Gould family. family
associatedWith Gould family. family
associatedWith Gould family. family
associatedWith Gould, Mager, d. 1781 person
associatedWith Gould, Samuel McClellan. person
associatedWith Gould, Theodore. person
correspondedWith Healy, James Augustine, 1830-1900 person
correspondedWith Hinds, Asher C. (Asher Crosby), 1863-1919 person
correspondedWith Littlefield, Charles E. (Charles Edgar), 1851-1915 person
associatedWith Morse, Edward Sylvester, 1838-1925. person
correspondedWith Nelson, Knute, 1843-1923 person
correspondedWith Pickering, Charles Edward, 1846-1919 person
associatedWith Portland Society of Natural History (Me.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Stevens, H. S. (Henry S.) person
associatedWith Twitchell family. family
associatedWith United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 10th (1861-1863) corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 1st (1861) corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 1st (1865-1868) corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 29th (1863-1865) corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. Maine Infantry REgiment, 29th (1863-1866) corporateBody
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Maine--Portland
Maine--Portland
Maine
Maine
United States
Bethel (Me.)
South Carolina
China
Ipswich (Mass.)
United States
United States
Portland (Me.)
Portland (Me.)
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Natural history--Societies, etc
Reconstruction
Soldiers--Diaries
Church buildings
Presbyterian Church--Clergy--Diaries
Students--Correspondence
Banks and banking
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Bankers--Maine--Portland
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Birth 1839-12-15

Death 1930-01-01

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