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And the award (again) goes to …

I like Civil War trivia. I am a (tiny) bit of a Civil War history buff, especially when it comes to Joshua Chamberlain and the 20th Maine Regiment.

Here is the DownEast.com trivia question:

Who is reported to have won both the Medal of Honor and the Gold Lifesaving Medal?


Marcus Hanna, a keeper of Cape Elizabeth Light. The first medal was for bravery in battle at Port Hudson during the Civil War; the second was for saving two men from the wrecked schooner Australia in 1885. In 1997, the U.S. Coast Guard launched a buoy tender named in Hanna’s honor.