Maine At War: March 2019

Washing day on the marchLast summer, we introduced ECW readers to one of our favorite Civil War blogs,¬†Maine at War, written by former Bangor Daily News writer/editor Brian Swartz. For those of you who are looking for more great Civil War history, we’re pleased to pass along a quick summary of his posts from last month:

March 6, 2019
J.E.B. Stuart kills a Mainer
While en route to Gettysburg, Jeb Stuart and a 19th Maine Infantry lad attend the same Confederate ambush in northern Virginia in June 1863. The Yankees come off the worse for wear.

March 13, 2019
Maine Legislature supports placing state monument at Third Winchester
With the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation raising funds to erect a Maine monument at Third Winchester, the Maine Legislature passes a resolution supporting the effort. Backers hope the resolution will spur private interest and donations.

March 20, 2019
A long day’s tramp to Gettysburg, Part 1
Bungled orders roust the 19th Maine Infantry boys late on Monday, June 29, 1863. Little do they know that the longest tramp of their lives lies ahead.

March 27, 2019
A long day’s tramp to Gettysburg, Part 2
Marching through a rural Maryland untouched by war, the 19th Maine Infantry lads peel off the miles as they travel far into the night on Monday, June 29, 1863.

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