In today’s Lowell Sun, longtime staff writer and citizen historian Dave Peaver continues his coverage of Lowell and the Civil War. His focus today is on the “lists” as he notes:
“Of many themes probed during the Civil War sesquicentennial, the most benumbing to American sensibilities, even in a time of combating terror, is the staggering amount of death and mourning from the years 1861-65.”
Using the bloody Battle at Cedar Mountain in Virginia as his example, Peaver paints the picture of Lowell losses – including that of 21-year old Capt. Edward G. “Ned” Abbott – and the aftermath as mothers, fathers and all of Lowell scrutinize the locally published “casualty list.” It’s a “dont’ miss” article on a significant time in Lowell history.
Read it online here at lowellsun.com.