November 2021 Maine at War blog posts

In November my Maine at War blog examined topics ranging from a new Gettysburg novel to a new monument erected at the Third Winchester battlefield in mid-month.

Civil War historian and author David H. Jones has released the novel titled Hold At All Hazards, an epic account about the 9th Massachusetts Battery at Gettysburg. (Courtesy Casemate Publishers)

November 3, 2021: New novel explores the 9th Massachusetts Battery, a Mainer, and guts and glory

The heroes involved in the July 2, 1863 sacrifice made at Gettysburg by a Massachusetts artillery battery — and the Mainer who ordered the sacrifice — exquisitely come to life in Hold At All Hazards, the latest Civil War novel by former Navy officer and retired business executive David H. Jones.

November 10, 2021: Maine’s Unknown Soldiers Rests at Gettysburg

Among the 104 Mainers buried in the Gettysburg National Cemetery lies a truly unknown Unknown, his headstone inscribed with only that seven-letter word.

November 17, 2021: Funkstown raid kills a Maine Yankee’s pipe

Ordered to raid a Confederate skirmish line outside Funkstown, Maryland with his 6th Maine Infantry company, Capt. Reuel Furlong leads the daring attack that earns him a mention in dispatches and causes only one Yankee casualty.

November 24, 2021: New Third Winchester monument honors Maine soldiers

Private donations fund the successful effort by the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation to erect a Maine monument at the Third Winchester battlefield. The monument was erected on November 17, 2021.


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