The revenue cutter lay at anchor in the harbor with almost no one aboard. Her skipper died the day before from a heart attack. Most of her crew was ashore on leave, yucking it up at the local taverns.
One received the Medal of Honor, but we’re not talking about Joshua Chamberlain.
The bullet mangled his guts beyond repair — but it took 50 agonizing years before he finally succumbed to his injuries.
The only things the rebels didn’t take was their blue, Union uniforms.
But 25 miles out of Alexandria, near Dunn’s Bayou, they were ambushed by Confederate troops and artillery. The fighting lasted most of the day.
By Jake Bleiberg, BDN Staff PORTLAND, Maine — On July 7, the same day the shooting in his home country re-started, Kwanny Malwal received good news. A cousin in Australia had spoken to someone in South Sudan who said that Malwal’s mother was still alive. It was the first he’d heard of her in nearly […]