Happy New Year!
As our book launch approaches, let's circle back into early 1863 & take a look at some new material from the 39th Mass winter camp at Poolesville, Maryland:
How about a conceptual panoramic combat montage for this next notion?
SOURCE = Wilbur Fisk: letter (19 April 1863)
We saw that PAGE 1 artwork getting drawn last year. As I said then, I'm using Wilbur Fisk's letter to flesh out the experience of men like Freeman & Jonas during this period of the war.
We have already read some of Colby's own accounts from January 1863 in the closing pages of Freeman Colby Vol.1 ...
See, for example:
- The 2nd Great Battle of Poolesville
- Freeman Colby's Birthday, 1863
- New Year's boxes & mail
- &c. &c. ...