|Bombardment of Fort Sumter; courtesy Library of Congress|
To jump start your reading on Maine and the Civil War, you can check out my prior Civil War postings or my posts on civil rights. Then check out the "Fate of the Union" article in this weekend's Portland Press Herald that highlights happenings at the Maine State Archives and the Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, as well as the development of the Civil War Trail.
Fire of Patriotism by Colin Woodard in Down East Magazine offers an overview of how the Civil War brought a sea change to the state of Maine.
Also, a fleet of articles on the Civil War published in Smithsonian Magazine offers insights into a number of interesting themes.