A Shower of Stars: The Medal of Honor and the 27th Maine

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Stackpole Books, 1997 - 269 pages
Traces the stormy history of the Medal of Honour through the solving of a 'mystery' that surrounded the 28th Maine and the selection of medals it received in 1865.

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Contents

A Maine Mystery
3
The 27th Maine
31
Athena Americana
51
Two Paces Forward
67
They Never Failed to Understand
82
Let Not Thy Left Hand Know
105
Wherein the Mouths of Lions Are Stopped
133
A Fast Shuffle on Capitol Hill
154
This Sole Remaining Seal of Honor
178
Alarums and Excavations
198
Acknowledgments
219
Notes
231
Index
259
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