Tag Archives: Brian Swartz

Recent Book Begins to Trace the Path of Maine at War

by ECW Correspondent Meghan Hall Over the course of several years, Brian Swartz’s research led him to realize that his home state of Maine had been underappreciated in larger narratives about the Civil War, despite the wealth of meticulous records … Continue reading

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Maine at War: July 2019

Here’s what our friend Brian Swartz was up to in July at his blog Maine at War: July 3, 2019: Fourteen names printed on 12 lines A central Maine newspaper requires only 12 lines of type to list 14 soldiers from the … Continue reading

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Maine at War: June 2019

Here’s what our friend Brian Swartz was up to in June at his blog Maine at War: June 5, 2019 Enrollment Act laid out the new national draft in detail Running low on warm bodies to prosecute the war against … Continue reading

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Maine at War: May 2019

Here’s what our friend Brian Swartz was up to on his blog, Maine at War, in May 2019 (check it out!): May 1, 2019 New book titled Maine at War (Volume 1) covers an exciting 18th-month period Maine at War blogger … Continue reading

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Maine at War: April 2019

Here’s what Brian Swartz was up to on his great blog, Maine At War, in the month of April (check it out!): April 3, 2019 Georgia plantation wife from Maine, part 1 Raised in Bowdoinham, Maine, Dolly Lunt followed her … Continue reading

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Maine At War: March 2019

Last summer, we introduced ECW readers to one of our favorite Civil War blogs, Maine at War, written by former Bangor Daily News writer/editor Brian Swartz. For those of you who are looking for more great Civil War history, we’re pleased … Continue reading

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Maine at War: A Conversation with Writer Brian Swartz (part four)

conclusion to a four-part series In wrapping up yesterday’s segment, Brian Swartz, author of the Maine at War blog, mentioned Tom Huntington’s new book, Maine Roads to Gettysburg. “He has done Maine history quite a service in articulating the stories … Continue reading

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Maine at War: A Conversation with Writer Brian Swartz (part three)

part three in a four-part series I’m talking this week with writer Brian Swartz about his excellent blog Maine at War. In yesterday’s segment, we talked about the connection people in Maine felt—or didn’t feel—to the war taking place so … Continue reading

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Maine at War: A Conversation with Writer Brian Swartz (part two)

Part two of a four-part series I’m talking this week with Brian Swartz, a former writer and editor for Maine’s Bangor Daily News. While with the paper, he started a regular column and blog called Maine at War. He belongs … Continue reading

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Maine at War: A Conversation with Writer Brian Swartz (part one)

Part one of a four-part series Much romance surrounds the state of Maine’s role in the Civil War, in large part because of the myth of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and his role on Little Round Top. However, as Tom Huntington … Continue reading

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