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

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Since 1941 the Medal of Honor has been more often awarded to dead than to living men. Of all the medals issued by the United States Government, this singular medal has had a particularly solemn glory attached to its meaning. But a look at its history reveals that, from its inception, it was steeped in controversy, with threats to its integrity swirling in from all sides.

Author John J. Pullen, during the course of research on the 20th Maine, came across an obscure note ...

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Since 1941 the Medal of Honor has been more often awarded to dead than to living men. Of all the medals issued by the United States Government, this singular medal has had a particularly solemn glory attached to its meaning. But a look at its history reveals that, from its inception, it was steeped in controversy, with threats to its integrity swirling in from all sides.

Author John J. Pullen, during the course of research on the 20th Maine, came across an obscure note indicating that the 27th Maine, a group of nine-month volunteers from York County, had been issued 864 Medals of Honor - one for every member of the regiment - while the 20th Maine, having distinguished itself at Little Round Top, garnered only four such medals. Was this discovery the beginning of an untold story of extraordinary bravery, or was it an outrageous blunder? Civil War literature yielded nothing about this wholesale "shower of stars" that had rained down upon the little-known regiment. And, as Pullen tracked down its descendants, he found very little information on the whereabouts of those medals. Thus, a mystery was born.

After sifting through piles of War Department documents, as well as diaries found in Maine's "unofficial archives," Pullen begins to piece together a puzzle that had already ensnared many, from Secrecy of War Edwin M. Stanton to such notable figures as Theodore Roosevelt and General Fred C. Ainsworth.The hero of this story, however, is Colonel Mark F. Wentworth, the commander of the 27th Maine and later of the 32nd Maine, who thwarted the forces that threatened ignominy on the Medal of Honor, and revealed the true character of valor.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780783887579
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 10/28/1999
  • Series: American History Series
  • Edition description: LARGEPRINT
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.37 (w) x 9.51 (h) x 0.94 (d)

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