Boost your quarantine reading options with autographed copy of Maine at War Volume 1

With libraries closed indefinitely and access to Civil War books in short supply, why not order an autographed copy of Maine at War Volume 1: Bladensburg to Sharpsburg for your reading pleasure this spring?

Maine at War Volume 1 tells the story of Maine’s involvement in the first 18 months of the Civil War, as experienced by Maine men and women who answered the call.

Featuring soldiers, civilians, nurses, and politicians from the far corners of Maine, the book draws on diaries, letters, regimental histories, newspaper articles, eyewitness accounts, and the Official Records to bring the Civil War to life in a story-telling manner that captures the time and period.

Mainers transition quickly from civilians to soldiers and meet their Southern enemies on multiple battlefields as Maine at War Volume 1 unfolds across 492 pages (including the bibliography and indices).

Containing 313 photographs and illustrations, Maine at War Volume 1 also graphically brings the war to life and matches faces to the names.

To order an autographed copy of Maine at War Volume 1, send a check for $37.65 ($30.00 for the book, $1.65 Maine sales tax, and $6.00 shipping and handling) to Visions of Maine, 183 Main Road North, Hampden, ME 04444.

Please, clearly indicate to whom you would like the autograph to be dedicated and any special message you would like conveyed.

Happy reading from Maine at War!

Brian Swartz

About Brian Swartz

Welcome to "Maine at War," the blog about the roles played by Maine and her sons and daughters in the Civil War. I am a Civil War buff and a newspaper editor recently retired from the Bangor Daily News. Maine sent hero upon hero — soldiers, nurses, sailors, chaplains, physicians — south to preserve their country in the 1860s. “Maine at War” introduces these heroes and heroines, who, for the most part, upheld the state's honor during that terrible conflict. We tour the battlefields where they fought, and we learn about the Civil War by focusing on Maine’s involvement with it. Be prepared: As I discover to this very day, the facts taught in American classrooms don’t always jibe with Civil War reality. I can be reached at