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In October my Maine at War blog focused on comparisons with Fort Sumter and its 9/11-like aftermath in the Pine Tree State.
Weep, weep Columbia! Death, with traitorous hand, Has slain a Hero, quenched a manly flame; Cast heartfelt sorrow o’er a throbbing land, And carved, for future years to read, a name On the grand alter of our Country’s fame. The … Continue reading
Every Free, Able-bodied White Male Citizen: Two Examples of Militia Readiness in Antebellum America Part III
Also in 1859, young Elmer Ellsworth became captain of a moribund militia company, the National Guard Cadets of Chicago, Illinois. Ellsworth had developed a statewide reputation as a drillmaster, and agreed to take on the challenge of rebuilding this group … Continue reading