Maine and Biddeford Help Save the Union in 1861 and 1862
Civil War historian and author Brian F. Swartz will present the well-illustrated program “Maine and Biddeford Help Save the Union in 1861 and 1862”.
His program will focus on how Maine and Biddeford responded when civil war tore apart our country in the early 1860s. We will meet several Biddeford soldiers who fought to preserve the Union.
Copies of Brian’s recently released book, Maine at War Volume 1: Bladensburg to Sharpsburg, will be available for purchase and signing. Drawing on letters, diaries, newspaper articles, regimental correspondence, and the Official Records, the book follows Maine’s involvement in the first 18 months of the war, as told by the men and women who left Maine to help save their country.
A Brewer native and a Bangor Daily News reporter and editor for 27 years, Brian launched his Maine at War column in April 2011 and his weekly Maine at War blog in March 2012. Brian and his wife, Susan, live in Hampden with their cat, Miss Getty, short for “Gettysburg.”