Veazie Historical Society to host Joshua Chamberlain program

The Veazie Historical Society will host a program about Joshua L. Chamberlain when I speak at the Veazie Town Office at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 5. The town office is located at 1084 Main Street, Veazie.

My PowerPoint presentation will highlight several Veazie soldiers and Chamberlain’s wartime adventures, drawing on material published in my book Passing Through the Fire: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain in the Civil War.

Book copies will be available for sale and autographs.

If you any questions, please, email me at

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