In November 2022 my Maine at War blog examined topics ranging from a dedicated re-enactor sharing his observations about Gettysburg’s 2022 Remembrance Day to the terrible patriotic price paid by the youngest sister of Elihu Washburne and his other illustrious brothers.
November 2, 2022: Atlantic Canada’s Civil War heroes come to life in Graves Matters
Retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police sergeant Larry Burden publishes Graves Matters, a free online newsletter dedicated to the Maritime Canadians who served the Union during the Civil War.
November 9, 2022: Cavalry trooper killed at Middleburg came home to a hero’s funeral
A Gardiner lawyer, George Stone Kimball joined the 1st Maine Cavalry Regiment as a private and worked his way up to captain. He led his company on a charge at Middleburg, Virginia — and he came home to a full-blown civic funeral.
November 16, 2022: The war left Elihu Washburne’s youngest sister a widow
Her historical memory overshadowed by such older brothers as Elihu Washburne and Israel Washburn Jr., Caroline Ann Holmes married a central Maine doctor. He later joined the 6th Maine Infantry as its surgeon, but he could not apply the age-old adage, “Physician, heal thyself.”
Union troops attacked Confederates defending Lookout Mountain near Chattanooga on November 24, 1863. The battle took place in clouds and fog, and the modern Point Park commemorates what happened on Lookout’s steep sides.
A long-time Civil War re-enactor from Maine’s Midcoast ventures forth on his new knees to participate in the 2022 Remembrance Day events at Gettysburg. He shares his observations with Maine at War readers.