Tag Archives: Fort O’Brien

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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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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