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Civil War Medicine: Dr. Abner O. Shaw and the hard-on-surgeons 20th Maine

A replacement assistant surgeon for the 20th Maine Infantry Regiment, Dr. Abner Ormiel Shaw is best known for helping save the life of Joshua L. Chamberlain at Petersburg. There is much more to Shaw’s story, however, and had the 20th … Continue reading

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Maine at War August 2022 blog posts

In August 2022 my Maine at War blog examined topics ranging from a dentist who assumed new wartime vocations to a recent Strong Vincent biography and a particular company of nine-month soldiers who served well at Port Hudson. August 3, … Continue reading

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The 24th Maine’s colonel excoriates Nathaniel Banks

When the 24th Maine Infantry Regiment officially completed its nine months of military service in July 1863, Col. George Marston Atwood expected to take his weary men home from Port Hudson. Nathaniel Banks apparently squelched the idea, though, and the … 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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October 2021 Maine at War Blog Posts

In October my Maine at War blog focused on comparisons with Fort Sumter and its 9/11-like aftermath in the Pine Tree State.

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