Here’s what our friend Brian Swartz was up to in February at his blog, Maine at War:
February 3, 2021: The 4th Maine’s Johnnies come marching home, part 2
A local band plays an appropriate tune as the 4th Maine Infantry’s three-year veterans disembark in Rockland after completing their three-year enlistments. Impatient to get home, they then blow through the festivities and head out the door.
February 10, 2021: Maine sailor helps capture a blockade runner
Stationed aboard the USS Somerset, Maine sailor E.C. Healy participates in capturing a suspicious English-flagged ship off Cuba. The blockade runner later turns Yankee.
February 17, 2021: Tullahoma Campaign history written in a Confederate cemetery
A small cemetery in rural Tennessee presents history, both buried and informative, about the little-known Tullahoma Campaign.
February 24, 2021: Union soldier murders Otis Howard’s black servant
Returning with clean laundry belonging to Gen. Oliver Otis Howard, a black servant encounters a racist Union soldier who wants the young man’s horse. What happens next is deadly.