Obviously he mistyped "Bangor" (a few weeks ago, I sloshed a glass of sherry on my keyboard and have been having similar problems ever since). Bangor is Maine's second largest city and is about 1/3+ up the state. Because of rivers and an uneven coastline, it has easy access to the sea. And if anyone has a fascination [see how easy it is to miss a key?] with the area, it is because it is so lovely; those deserting Confederates showed good taste!I'm not sure where Bankor, Maine is, but you certainly have a facination with the area. You do seem to completely discount the fact that the South had desertion issues as well. The North's manpower was pretty much endless with immigrants constantly flowing in. So what if thousands deserted? There were plenty to take their place.