Here’s what our friend Brian Swartz was up to in August at his blog, Maine at War:
August 5, 2020: Succinct in death, Valentine left a paper trail in life
Simple though his head stone might be, Valentine Clewley stewed a paper trail behind him from the Civil War onwards.
August 12, 2020: U.S. House orders Confederate monuments removed from Gettysburg and elsewhere
In July, the House of Representative passed an appropriations bill ordering the National Park Service to remove all things Confederate from its property. Are those monuments at Gettysburg doomed?
August 19, 2020: Come and get your Antietam
In spring 1863, a New York civilian searches for a friend buried at Antietam and discovers and identifies several Mainers buried there. At least a few still are.
August 26, 2020: Emerging Civil War offers informative and affordable books
Drawing upon authors well-versed in the Civil War, the Emerging Civil War Series features informative and affordable books covering diverse Civil War battles, campaigns, and personalities.