Tag Archives: Machias

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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Fallen Leaders: The Grizzly sensed death

Hiram Burnham sensed he would not return home alive as he rejoined his command in late September 1864. He was correct — by six days. Born in Machias in Maine’s Washington County in 1813 or 1814, the physically large and … 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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