The 22nd Maine Regiment joined General Nathaniel Banks' campaign in Louisiana, fighting at Irish Bend in two attacks on Port Hudson. Drawing on first-person accounts from soldiers, a company commander, and colonel, this military history follows the Civil War regiment from formation in 1862 to muster out in 1863. Paperback 260 pages
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At the time of the American Civil War the town of Cape Elizabeth included the entire area of present day South Portland and Cape Elizabeth. It was populated primarily by farmers and folks who made their living by the sea. Utilizing municipal records, local newspapers, and military documents, the author examines how the Civil War changed their lives forever. Maps, documents and images throughout. Paperback. 254 pgs.
Maureen Taylor, the Photo Detective, turns her attention to portraits and pictures taken in the Civil War era to help you find wartime stories in your family photo collection. These images, whether itís a man in uniform or a woman posing with her children, tell the story of your familyís involvement in a critical period of history. If youíre not sure if your photo dates from that time, this book will help you determine when it was taken. Paperback 192 pages
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This book comprises a brief decriptions of its marches, engagements, and general services from the date of its muster in, June 24,1861, to the time of its muster out, July 24, 1864. Oringinaly published in 1871. paper,1871,423 pages
Based on original family letters, this non-fiction work offers a glimpse into the life of a nineteen-year-old farm boy in the Civil War. In his delightful letter-writing style, Joseph K. Manchester portrays a warmhearted picture of family life back home and of his war encounters, which began in Maine and concluded on the narrow, sandy, beach strip of land called Morris Island. Paperback 145 pages
Chamberlain is one of the most well-known figures in Maine history, and this highly accessible biography provides a brief look at his life. Covering his early years to his time as a student at Bowdoin, the primary emphasis is on Chamberlain's military career and his heroic actions during the Civil War, for which he was awarded the Medal of Honor. After the war, he served as governor of Maine and as president of his alma mater before his death in 1914. Filled with photos, maps and illustrations, this concise history of a Maine icon is ideal for anyone with even just a passing interest in Maine or the Civil War. Paperback. 96 pgs.
This bibliography provides researchers with an exhaustive list of printed works including biographies, compilations, specialized studies, and regimental histories that specifically focus on or highlight Maine during the Civil War era. Originally published in 1976, the second edition includes works published since, as well as items not appearing in the original publication. Paperback. 133 pgs.
The subtitle of this is: "How Joshua Chamberlain, Oliver Howard, and 4,000 men from the Pine Tree State helped win the Civil War's bloodiest battle". Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and his 20th Maine regiment made a legendary stand on Little Round Top during the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863. But Maine's role in the battle includes much more than that. Soldiers from the Pine Tree State contributed mightily during the three days of fighting. Pious general Oliver Otis Howard secured the high ground of Cemetery Ridge for the Union on the first day. Adelbert Ames--the stern taskmaster who had transformed the 20th Maine into a fighting regiment--commanded a brigade and then a division at Gettysburg. The 17th Maine fought ably in the confused and bloody action in the Wheatfield; a sea captain turned artilleryman named Freeman McGilvery cobbled together a defensive line that proved decisive on July 2; and the 19th Maine helped stop Pickett's Charge during the battle's climax. Maine soldiers had fought and died for two bloody years even before they reached Gettysburg. They had fallen on battlefields in Virginia and Maryland. They had died in front of Richmond, in the Shenandoah Valley, on the bloody fields of Antietam, in the Slaughter Pen at Fredericksburg, and in the tangled Wilderness around Chancellorsville. And the survivors kept fighting, even as they followed Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia into Pennsylvania. Maine Roads to Gettysburg tells their stories. Includes an index, bibliography, notes, and black & white photographs. Hardcover. 388 pgs.
The entry of African Americans into traditional medicine in the United States is one of the least-known chapters in history. Their involvement in the medical care of the United States Colored Troops during the American Civil War is also little known. This book provides the first documentation of medical school graduation for a number of African American physicians prior to the Civil War and discusses the entry of African Americans into medical practice. Also told for the first time are the stories of twelve physicians who served with the Union Army during the Civil War. Nine men were appointed acting assistant surgeons, one was commissioned assistant surgeon, and two were commissioned surgeons. Of this group, Alexander Thomas Augusta, MD, was the first African American to be commissioned as a major in the Union Army. 2006 paperback, 52 pages.
Fought amid rocks and trees, amongst thick smoke, and under exceedingly stressful conditions, the battle for the southern slope of Little Round Top at Gettysburg on July 2, 1863 remains one of the most celebrated small unit military actions in American history. Now, in "Stand Firm Ye Boys from Maine," we see for the first time what really happened on that tragic day. Author Thomas Desjardin recounds in moving detail the disturbing truth of the 20th Maine Regiment and the entire Gettysburg Campaign. By using more than seventy firsthand accounts of the battle for Vincent's Spur, he not only enables us to understand fully the soldiers' feelings towards the enemy, towards the citizens of both the North and the South, and towards the commenders of the two armies; but he also invites us to endure with the soldiers the actual feelings of combat. Paperback, 245 pages.
A volunteer regiment in the Civil War. The classic story of the Twentieth Maine, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and the defense of Little Round Top at the battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War. By John J. Pullen. Paper, 1957, 338 pgs.