Albert Sobieski Twitchell
Maine & New Hampshire
Re-Union Poems as Written and Delivered by A.S. Twitchell, of
Gorham, New Hampshire. (Gorham, New Hampshire: V.V. Twitchell,
George Bancroft Griffith (ed.), The Poets of Maine
643 (Portland, Maine: Elwell, Pickard & Co., 1888):
Gen. Twitchell was born in Bethel, Me., Sept. 16 1840. In the
spring of 1863 he was appointed Enrolling Officer for the war
draft in his home district, and at the completion of these duties,
in December, 1863, he enlisted as a private in the 7th Maine Light
Battery; was made Quartermaster-Sergeant at its organization,
and served until detailed by Gen. Grant for duty at West Point,
Va., in February, 1965. He has held the offices of Town Clerk
in Maine, and Selectman and School Committee in New Hampshire.
In 1872, at the age of thirty-two, he was elected Railroad Commissioner,
and served three years. In 1875 he was appointed by Gov. P.C.
Cheney's (New Hampshire) staff with the rank of Colonel. He was
Postmaster of Gorham, N.H., from 1977 until July, 1886, when he
resigned. He is now in the active practice of law, in company
with Carl Abbott, and has done much in erecting buildings for
business and public use, in Gorham, N.H., his place of residence.
Mr. Twitchell is President of the New Hampshire Veteran Soldiers'
Association, and in June, 1887, was appointed Commissary-General
on the staff of Gov. Charles H. Sawyer, of New Hampshire.
A. S. Twitchell, Re-union Poems ([Gorham, New Hampshire]:
V.V. Twitchell, 1883) [online
[Twitchell's "Poem for the
Re-Union of 1882" (a reunion which did not take place) can
also be found in Twitchell's History of the Seventh Maine Light
Battery at pp. 231-237]
A. S. Twitchell, History of the Seventh Maine Light Battery,
volunteers in the great rebellion (Boston: E. B. Stillings
& Co., printers and lithographers, 1892)