Tag Archives: Civil War

Fate of the Union: Maine State Archives this week launchs four-year commemoration of Maine’s important role in the Civil War

Joshua Chamberlain

Joshua Chamberlain

Fate of the Union: Maine State Archives this week launches four-year commemoration of Maine’s important role in the Civil War

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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?

Answerm

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.

‘Enjoyed the dullest fourth . . . that I ever knew’ | The Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME

‘Enjoyed the dullest fourth . . . that I ever knew’ | The Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME.

New website commemorates Maine’s role in Civil War

New website commemorates Maine’s role in Civil War

Fleeing from war, African finds peace in Maine | Bangor Daily News

Fleeing from war, African finds peace in Maine – Bangor Daily News.

Items help trace Bowdoin graduate’s career | Portland Press Herald

College’s president buys a Civil War veteran’s Army memorabilia and gives it to the school for exhibits

Items help trace Bowdoin graduate’s career | Portland Press Herald.