Author Archives: Brian Swartz

October 2021 Maine at War Blog Posts

In October my Maine at War blog focused on comparisons with Fort Sumter and its 9/11-like aftermath in the Pine Tree State.

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Under Fire: A Bullet and Blood at Bull Run

A bullet striking a comrade standing just a few feet away introduced a Maine soldier to combat’s realities. A 22-year-old college student when Confederates fired on Fort Sumter, Frank Lindley Lemont grew up on the Lewiston farm owned by his … Continue reading

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Maine at War: September 2021

With 9/11’s 20th anniversary occurring in September, my Maine at War blog focused on comparisons with Fort Sumter and its aftermath. September 1, 2021: Efforts are under way to preserve a 5th Maine Battery site at Gettysburg The American Battlefield … Continue reading

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Maine at War: July 2021

Here’s what Maine at War was up to in July: July 7, 2021: What good are Union monuments at Gettysburg (part 3)? In this time of competing voices concerning the past, anecdotal evidence suggests that this summer some parents are … Continue reading

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