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Repurposing Captured Enemy Vessels Part 3: US Vessels Flying the Confederate Flag

In Part 1 of this four-part series, I examined how the United States was able to capture and repurpose three Confederate ironclad warships. In Part 2, I continued that examination, expanding it to examine wooden vessels of the Confederacy captured … Continue reading

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Two earthen Civil War forts still stand in Maine

After Confederate Navy Lt. Charles W. Read captured the Revenue Service cutter in Portland Harbor in late June 1863, the Maine state government responded by constructing seven earthen batteries to protect five other seaports. The batteries shared a similar design … Continue reading

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January 2022 Maine at War blog posts

In January 2022, my Maine at War blog examined topics ranging from soldiers and their pets to the infantry captain who suddenly discovered two recruits now listed on the company rolls. January 5, 2022: Soldier’s pet A young combat veteran … Continue reading

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The Battle of Portland Harbor (Conclusion)

Part One can be read here. Part Two can be read here.  It had been a hectic morning on June 27, 1863. Under the cover of darkness, rebel privateers under the command of Charles Read first jumped aboard the Caleb Cushing, … Continue reading

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The Battle of Portland Harbor, Part Two

Part Two of a series on the Battle of Portland Harbor, which occurred on June 27, 1863. Part One can be read here.  Charles W. Read’s 4,000 mile journey from the coast of Brazil culminated as he sailed the Archer, … Continue reading

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