Civil War author to speak in Clifton

CLIFTON — Brian Swartz, author and Civil War writer, will give a presentation on his recently published book “Maine at War – Volume I: Bladensburg to Sharpsburg” on Saturday, Aug. 3, at 2 p.m. at the Clifton Historical Society’s museum building.

The talk will be part of an open house event at the museum that runs from 1-4. Books will be available for sale.

Swartz, a Hampden journalist and 27-year veteran of the Bangor Daily News, has recently written this first of a planned three-volume series.

This volume covers the first two years of the war. Through research of letters, diaries and military reports, Swartz highlights and brings to life the exploits of ordinary Maine citizens involved in Maine’s Civil War effort.

For more information, call 667-9046.

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