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The Battle of Portland Harbor, Part Two

Part Two of a series on the Battle of Portland Harbor, which occurred on June 27, 1863. Part One can be read here.  Charles W. Read’s 4,000 mile journey from the coast of Brazil culminated as he sailed the Archer, … Continue reading

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Battle of Portland Harbor, Part One

A shout-out belongs to Chris Mackowski, who recognized this story’s drama much sooner than I did, and has been asking that I write this series for over a year now—I should have followed his advice much earlier. I grew up … Continue reading

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What It’s All About

I was in Gettysburg this past weekend to take an all-day tour of the Union lines from Culp’s Hill down to Little Round Top. In total, the group walked about ten miles over the course of the day, and I … Continue reading

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Fighting For Both: Frank Crawford Armstrong

First part of the series “Tales From the Tombstone“ Frank Crawford Armstrong became a brigadier general in Confederate on January 20, 1863 after extensive service in the Trans-Mississippi and Western theaters. After a myriad of assignments, from serving on the … Continue reading

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The Civil War’s Forgotten Vice-President

At night, the Kenduskaeg Stream runs through downtown Bangor like an eel in the dark, barely visible at the bottom of the concrete canal that channels it to the Penobscot River. Where the dark night ends and the surface of … Continue reading

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