Brian Swartz

Co-Managing Blog Editor for Emerging Civil War

Raised in Brewer, Maine, Brian Swartz has worked as a newspaper reporter and editor for the last 38 years, including 27 years with the Bangor Daily News. He currently reports for County Wide News and Discover Maine Magazine and contributes regularly to Emerging Civil War.

A descendant of Shenandoah Valley Confederates (which explains his passion for the Civil War), Brian writes the weekly Maine at War blog and posts videos to his Maine at War YouTube channel. He has published several history books, including Passing Through the Fire: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain in the Civil War; Maine at War Volume 1: Bladensburg to Sharpsburg; An American Homecoming; Legendary Locals of Bangor; Where Good Means the Best: 70 Years at Frank’s Bake Shop; and Celebrating 50 Years: Bangor International Airport, 1968-2018.

Brian and his wife, Susan, live in Hampden with their cat, Miss Getty, short for “Gettysburg.”