Tag Archives: Dan Sickles

Fallen Leaders: Maine’s Hiram Berry

Haunted by a premonition, Maj. Gen. Hiram Berry recklessly exposed himself to Confederate snipers at Chancellorsville and paid the price for his carelessness. A 36-year-old Rockland (Maine) merchant in spring 1861, the physically robust Berry led the 4th Maine Infantry … Continue reading

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November 2021 Maine at War blog posts

In November my Maine at War blog examined topics ranging from a new Gettysburg novel to a new monument erected at the Third Winchester battlefield in mid-month. November 3, 2021: New novel explores the 9th Massachusetts Battery, a Mainer, and … Continue reading

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Echoes of the Reconstruction Era: The 1876 Election—“A Dead Radical Is Harmless”

ECW welcomes back Patrick Young, author of The Reconstruction Era blog The Election of 1876 was the most contentious in United States history. While Lincoln’s election in 1860 had more tumultuous consequences, once the Democratic Party split into its “National” … Continue reading

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On Meade’s Mind, 152 Years Ago

George Gordon Meade had much on his mind as he waited for the train from Washington to arrive. Onboard, the general-in-chief of all Union armies, Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, was coming from Washington to take his place with the … Continue reading

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Question of the Week—1/4-1/10/16

In the fall of 1863, as George Gordon Meade tried to grapple with the Army of Northern Virginia, his former III Corps commander, Dan Sickles, was back in Washington stirring up controversy: to cover his own blunder at Gettysburg on … Continue reading

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