Mike Cecere has just announced the publication of To Hazard Our Own Security: Maine’s Role in the American Revolution. Publisher Heritage Books says:
Maine’s role in the American Revolution has traditionally been obscured by the fact that it was part of Massachusetts during the conflict and did not become a state in its own right until 1820. Thousands of men from what is now Maine served in the Revolutionary War, but they did so alongside men from Massachusetts and in units identified as Massachusetts regiments.The book also touches on the seizure of the Margaretta in Machias, the Royal Navy’s destruction of Falmouth (Portland), Benedict Arnold’s 1775 march to Quebec, and the Penobscot expedition of 1779—all events taking place within modern Maine.
Together these men fought in nearly every key engagement of the war, including: the siege of Boston, invasion of Canada, and defense of New York in 1775-76, and the battles of Trenton, Princeton, Hubbardton, Saratoga, Monmouth, Rhode Island, Newtown, Stony Point, and finally, Yorktown.
But I get the sense that while James S. Leamon’s Revolution Downeast (1993) focuses on what happened in Maine, particularly political and cultural change, this book has more about what happened to fighting men from Maine.