With his friend & comrade in arms Pvt. Henry C. Denbo, Co. K. 6th Maine -- Pleasant Point Passamaquoddy Indian,
Pvt. Drew soon established himself as a cunning & reliable scout, and -- to judge from his own Memoir at least -- earned the regard of !st Corps Army Brig-Gen. Hancock, and, later, Generals Wright & Sedgwick of the 6th Corps, and Meade ......
BECAUSE HIS ASSIGNMENTS as a YANKEE SCOUT in the CIVIL WAR were sometimes not in the average footsoldier's daily routine, Pvt. Drew's Memoir -- heretofore unpublished -- includes not only unusul insights, but a number of revelations on Union Army field intelligence-gathering that -- on more than one occassion -- affected the strategy of the conduct of key battles ... and perhaps their outcome.
COMING SOON --
LEE -- DEFEATED !!!!??
REBS RETREATED !!
THE MINE RUN CAMPAGN !!
A SNEAK PEEK of ...
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And NOW ....
NEW for 2016: S.Y.M.-Zonia
The TRUE ADVENTURES
of Pvt. Calif Newton Drew
Co. K, 6th Maine Infantry
A backwoods boy, born on Christmas Day, 1845 ...
-- CALIF NEWTON DREW --
raised in the timber-town of Machias, MAINE!!
MACHIAS, MASSACHUSETTS: the men of this SAME TOWN launched
the first NAVAL ATTACK of the AMERICAN REVOLUTION --
THE TOWN is identified by none other than
JAMES FENIMORE COOPER
as the seat of the NAVAL REVOLUTION .....
THUS, IT SHOULD COME AS NO SURPRISE..... that young
CALIF NEWTON DREW
might enlist in the U.S. ARMY at the robust age of 15 years, not only lying about his age,
but fighting the examining physician to prove himself able-bodied!!
AFTER DECKING his EXAMINING PHYSICIAN ...
Drew was mustered into Co. K, 6th Maine Infantry, on July 15, 1861 and served in every battle
of the GRAND ARMY of the POTOMAC
until wounded at Cold Harbor on June 3. 1864 ....
Pvt. Drew's "work" sometimes took him far inside enemy lines -- as, for instance, when he was captured by rebel scouts, while reconnoitering their Winter Quarters at Mine Run, Virginia. He was taken to the Seat of the Confederate government at Richmond, and given a unique opportunity to celebrate the Christmas holidays there .... before making his way back to the Union Army at Brandy Station
ADVANCE TO RICHMOND !!
RIGHT: The Union Army didn't just magically materialize on the doorstep of Richmond !! Though that's what they teach the cadets at WEST POINT!! The stunning defeat of Early and Longstreet at the hands of Brig-Gen. Hancock at Fort Magruder, triggered the Confederates' desperate 50-mile flight back to the safety of the Rebel seat !!
FIND OUT ABOUT HANCOCK "THE SUPERB" ...
AND THE BATTLE OF WILLIAMSBURG !!
HEARD ENOUGH OF LEE & GRANT TO LAST YOU A LIFETIME?
WARS ARE STRATEGIZED BY GENERALS, BUT THEY ARE WON BY ORDINARY MEN ... MOST OF WHOM NEVER RETURNED TO TELL THEIR SIDE OF THE STORY ....
FIND OUT WHAT A TEEN-AGE SCOUT SAW AT WHITE OAK SWAMP !!
THEN, UNDER COMMAND OF GEN. SEDGWICK, THE 6TH CORPS SHINES:
But the STORY of the SHORT-LIVED ELITE FORCES -- The"LIGHT DIVISION" --
really a LIGHT BRIGADE, organizee by General Hooker...
seems almost lost to history. The LIGHT BRIGADE accomplished the impossible:
They retook Marye's Heights at Fredericksburg II ....
AS THE YEAR A.D. 2017 OPENS, THIS PROJECT IS ABOUT 2/3 COMPLETED, WITH 18 OF 27 PLANNED & 100%ORIGINAL ISSUES FINISHED -- AND MANY OF THE REMAINING ISSUES ALREADY WELL UNDERWAY !!!
BUT IT'S A HARD SLOG !!! sHEESH !!
Meanwhile, join us & Pvt. Drew in the campaign, on his