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“Dirigo: Maine at Gettysburg” Film Screening and Q&A

Saturday, April 27 @ 4:00 pm 5:00 pm

The Camden Public Library, in partnership with the Camden-Rockport Historical Society, are pleased to welcome filmmaker Daniel Lambert for a feature of his documentary film, Dirigo: Maine at Gettysburg, on Saturday, April 27, 4:00 PM. This program will take place in-person only in the Picker Room.

Fifteen units of Maine soldiers – infantry, artillery, and cavalry, were all part of the Union army at Gettysburg. Their contributions were heroic and vital. What they did when they were called upon helped determine the battle and, ultimately, the Civil War. Wherever the action occurred at that sprawling battlefield, Maine men were in the thick of it. From Devil’s Den to Little Round Top, the Peach Orchard to the Wheat Field, from Steven’s Knoll to Cemetery Ridge, Maine men fought for the Union. Many sacrificed their lives for the idea that the United States of America was worth saving.

This film produced by Emmy-nominated Maine filmmaker, Dan Lambert, examines the roles of the Maine men who helped to save the nation. The film features footage captured at the Gettysburg National Battlefield over the course of two years and offers Civil War Reenactment footage captured at events at the Norlands Living History Center in Livermore, Maine and at the Daniel Lady Farm in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. 

The film will be followed by Q & A and discussion with Civil War history specialist David Sulin.

Daniel Lambert has produced two previous films on Maine in the Civil War “Sixteenth Maine at Gettysburg in 2012”, and “Forlorn Hope in 2019” about the ill-fated charge of the 1st Maine Heavy Artillery Regiment at the 1864 Battle of Petersburg.