Tag Archives: Brian Swartz

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: August 2021

Here’s what our friend Brian Swartz was up to in August at his blog, Maine at War: August 4, 2021: A good time ensures as Yankees and Confederates fight over a Maine train People flock to the Sandy River & … Continue reading

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Growing up a “Brewer boy” like Joshua L Chamberlain

ECW is pleased to welcome back Brian Swartz, author of the new Emerging Civil War Series bio Passing Through the Fire: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain in the Civil War While growing up in Brewer, Maine, I learned in elementary school about … 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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Book-o-Rama! ECW authors have been cranking out some great reading material lately

We have had a lot of book action going on here lately at ECW. It’s been hard to keep up with! I’m proud of all that great work our authors have been doing, so I’ve raided social media to snag … Continue reading

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The Crater Sent a Monster Home to Maine

ECW is pleased to welcome back Brian Swartz, author of the new Emerging Civil War Series book Passing Through the Fire: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain in the Civil War. Brian adapted this post for us from a series of posts published … Continue reading

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Joshua L. Chamberlain and the Covid

By Brian Swartz When researching Joshua L. Chamberlain, a Civil War historian need not play a 21st-century Sherlock Holmes sleuthing through dark alleys and microscopic evidence to find those rare clues about the man. Writing copiously during and after the … Continue reading

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Now Available: Passing Through the Fire: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain in the Civil War

The latest biography in the Emerging Civil War Series is now out: Passing Through the Fire: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain in the Civil War by Brian Swartz. Brian is the author of the Maine at War blog, an ECW partner. This … Continue reading

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Maine at War: June 2021

Here’s what our friend Brian Swartz was up to in June at his blog, Maine at War: June 2, 2021: Edward Baker was country before there was “country” Eighteen-year-old Edward Baker was a country boy all the way, raised in rural … Continue reading

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