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Author Talk: Brian Swartz @ Bangor Public Library

May 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Brian Swartz, publisher of the weekly blog Maine at War (maineatwar.bangordailynews.com) will talk about his new book “Maine at War, Volume 1: Bladensburg to Sharpsburg.” The book details Maine’s involvement in the first 18 months of the Civil War by sharing the experiences, thoughts, and words of ordinary Maine men and women who rallied to preserve the Union. Brian draws upon diaries, letters, newspaper articles, eyewitness accounts, regimental histories, and the Official Records to tell the stories of the Mainers. This book begins the story of the more than 75,000 brave Mainers who headed south to defend their country and to fight to preserve the Union–or pay the ultimate price in trying.

In the first of his three-volume masterwork, Brian delivers the electrifying chronicle of “Maine At War.” Through eyewitness accounts of the day, thousands of hours of original research, and decades of walking the actual battlefields of the Civil War, Brian has spared no expense of time or detail to bring this powerful story to life.

Along with hundreds of photographs and illustrations from the period, and enhanced with his modern-day battlefield photography, Brian takes us back to the early days of the conflict that divided a nation–and shows us how Maine mattered during the war.

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