Written August 22,1861 by Lt. Albert L. Cowan on the march with his Co.K 2nd Maine Volunteers to 2nd Bull Run, Lt. Cowen writes that the 2nd is on the same road that proved so disastrous on July 21st. [1st Bull Run] I trust this may not prove as disastrous as did that march. Little does the Lieutenant realize that he will meet death on the battlefield of 2nd Bull Run in just over one weeks’ time.
Shown here is 2nd Maine recruit Pvt .Charles W. Tilden. Before the Wars conclusion Tilden would rise to command as Colonel of the hard fought 16th Maine Infantry. More on Tilden may be seen in our earlier presentation on that Regiment beginning on page 41.