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Gardiner reporter went one 24th Maine comment too far

As Gardiner residents staged a proper “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” celebration for their city’s Port Hudson veterans, a local reporter nitpicked about a particular matter. He was fortunate that the weary soldiers did not hoist him on their bayonets. Mustered for nine-months service in mid-October 1862, the 24th Maine Infantry Regiment reached Augusta on […]