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A Dam Fine Regiment: The 29th Maine and the Red River Campaign of 1864

When most Mainers think of the Civil War, the 29th Maine and the equally obscure Red River Campaign of 1864 are not the first things that come to mind. Yet the 29th was part of a Civil Engineering feat that prevented that campaign from becoming a complete debacle for the Union. In this lecture. Dr. Schroeder will show how this came about and why it is a bit of Maine history that deserves to be remembered.

Dr. Michael Schroeder is long-time member of the Civil War Round Table of New Hampshire (CWRT-NH). He has a BS from the Illinois Institute of Technology, an MS from the University of Illinois, and a Ph.D. from the University of Maine - all in Physics. Dr. Schroeder is also a veteran, having served on active duty with the US Navy from 1979-1983 and during Desert Shield/Storm (1990-1991). A native of Chicago, Mike now resides in Berwick, ME and is recently retired from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, where he was employed as a Health Physicist. He also serves on the Berwick Library Association Board of Directors.

Special thanks to Berwick Community Media for recording this library program.



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