Tag Archives: 2nd Maine Cavalry Regiment

Shoot out at Marianna

His repeater carbine firing fast, Edward H. Cushman, sergeant, 2nd Maine Cavalry, limped away from a shoot out with multiple Confederates at Marianna, Fla. on Tuesday, September 27, 1864. While not an Old West duel-in-the-streets with six guns blazin’ and admiring ladies watching from the store-front windows, the results were the same: bodies and blood […]

The 2nd Maine Cavalry rides again

Long-forgotten Maine cavalrymen ride once more into battle in a Civil War book recently released by Holden author Ned Smith. A few years ago, Airline Community School secretary Joni Archer “asked me what I knew about the 2nd Maine Cavalry,” said Smith, who teaches part time at the Aurora school. “I said, ‘Nothing.’” Archer’s great-grandfather, […]