Tag Archives: 5th Maine

“It was a Warm Place Indeed”: O.O. Howard’s First Impressions of Bull Run

Three days after the Federal defeat at Bull Run, Col. Oliver Otis Howard sat down to write a letter to his wife Lizzie. The Maine native, like so many others, had just seen the first substantial combat of his life, … Continue reading

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Maine at War: October 2020

Here’s what our friend Brian Swartz was up to in October at his blog, Maine at War: October 7, 2020: D-Day on the Rappahannock Fifth Maine Infantry soldiers haul their own landing craft to the Rappahannock River shore before participating … Continue reading

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Maine at War: September 2020

Here’s what our friend Brian Swartz was up to in September at his blog, Maine at War: September 2, 2020: A hero emerges at Chancellorsville, part 1 Charles Clark leaves school in rural Piscataquis County to join the 6th Maine … Continue reading

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Preservation News: June 1, 1864 at Cold Harbor

Recently the Civil War Trust announced an effort to preserve land related to the June 1, 1864 fighting at Cold Harbor. This combat has often been overshadowed by the Union assault which took place there on June 3. Cold Harbor … Continue reading

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From the ECW Archives: The Union Assault at Cold Harbor June 1, 1864

All through the night of May 31 and into June 1, 1864, Horatio Wright’s VI Corps trudged along the dusty and choked Virginia byroads. They had been pulled from the Union right flank and ordered to march to reinforce and relieve … Continue reading

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