Colby Bicentennial Seal 1813-1863


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Battle of Bull Run

Extract from the report of Henry G. Staples, commander of the 3rd Maine infantry, on the Battle of Bull Run.

“Captain Hesseltine [1862], before leaving camp with his company, engaged in prayer, and was heard to say to his men, “Trust in God, stand by the flag, and you will know no fear.” They did stand by, one and all, and the captain cared not for his own comfort, but ministered to the wants of the wounded, and conducted a part in safety to the camp.”