Tag Archives: 2nd Maine Infantry Regiment

Fallen Leaders: Did Daniel Chaplin commit death-by-sniper?

After seeing his 1st Maine Heavy Artillery destroyed at Petersburg, Col. Daniel Chaplin “seemed not to care to live after his regiment was gone,” thought Pvt. Joel Brown, Co. I. Two months later the distraught colonel was gone, too, possibly … Continue reading

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December 2021 Maine at War blog posts

In December, my Maine at War blog examined topics ranging from a little-known Mainer with a famous name to women overlooked by history’s focus on soldiers and their battles. December 1, 2021: Scarborough’s Hiram Berry fought in Louisiana and Virginia … Continue reading

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2nd Maine veteran funded the monument to his regiment

A veteran’s desire to immortalize the 2nd Maine Infantry Regiment in bronze and stone finally bore fruit more than a century after the outfit left central Maine to help save the Union. Born to lumberman Waldo Treat Peirce and his … Continue reading

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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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