Bangor's Dr. Eugene Francis Sanger holds a dubious claim to fame in the annals of Civil War history. Having joined the Union medical corps largely to advance his own career; the abrasive surgeon moved from post to post, frustrated by lack of discipline among field staff and by lack of recognition from his superiors. In 1864 Sanger became the chief medical officer at the Elmira Prison Camp in New York, a northern counterpart to the infamous Andersonville Prison. Was Sanger responsible for Elmira 's unconscionable mortality rate? The historical record is ambiguous. Andrew Maclsaac grew up in Mexico, Maine, and graduated from Assumption College with a B.A. in history in 1991. He is a marketing manager for IBM and lives in Brookline, Massachusetts with his wife, Patricia. Mr. Maclsaac is pursuing a Master's degree at Harvard University and is researching the First Maine Heavy Artillery during the Civil War.
MacIssac, Andrew. "From Bangor to Elmira and Back Again: The Civil War Career of Dr. Eugene Francis Sanger." Maine History 37, 1 (1997): 30-59. https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/mainehistoryjournal/vol37/iss1/3