FREEMAN COLBY VOL. 3 / 1864: Index (WORK-IN-PROGRESS)

 Vol. 1 (1862-63) + INDEX //// Vol. 2 (1863) + INDEX //// VOL. 3  

WELCOME! This page features sneak-peeks from my upcoming graphic novel, The CIVIL WAR DIARY of FREEMAN COLBY VOL. 3.   The book will follows several historical people deep into their adventures in Washington D.C. & Virginia, 1864.  
Below is an index of episodes (& resources), arranged by CHARACTER & DATE (although the actual sequence in the final book may be a bit different).
Ultimately, this page will become an online TABLE OF CONTENTS for the finished book.    

THANK YOU TO MY PATRONS FOR MAKING THIS WORK POSSIBLE!  ~ M.

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~~ FREEMAN COLBY VOL. 3 (1864) ~~

Vol. 3 PROJECT INTRO >> 

 

MAIN SECTIONS / BY CHARACTER & DATE:

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SARAH LOW @ Washington D.C. (Jan 1864)
[Source Letters]  

 A young nurse from Dover, NH, Sarah Low writes detailed letters about the ravages of war & how the capital city is changing around her...  

PROLOGUE: 

JAN. 1864:

FEBRUARY 1864:

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JONAS BACON @ Winter Camp (Jan-Feb 1864)  
[SOURCE = Roe's 39th R.M.V. (p.137+)

Freeman Colby's childhood friend Jonas is on active duty with the 39th Mass. along the Rapidan River, enduring another winter in camp, & looking ahead to what promises to be a busy campaign...

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FREEMAN COLBY @ Washington D.C. (Feb. 1864)  
[Source Letters (January-June '64)

 At the dawn of 1864, Colby finds himself to teaching (& learning) while recuperating in D.C.  Soon enough, though, he'll be called back to active duty, and the adventure of his life in Grant's "Overland Campaign"...

2 Feb. 1864:

March 1864:

  • Furlough 

April 1864: 

May 1864: 

THE WILDERNESS

LIVE DRAW: Winslow Homer's "Skirmish in the Wilderness"

 SPOTTSYLVANIA COURT HOUSE

COLD HARBOR

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WALT WHITMAN: Poet at the Front   
SOURCES: [Memoranda During the War (1875-76)] [Drum-taps (1865)]

Whitman spends early 1864 traveling near the front lines in Virginia, recording personal impressions & vital details in his notebook.  By summer, he'll be back at work in the D.C. hospitals, but tough conditions push him closer to his mental breaking point... 

 

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[MORE TO COME!]  

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DC & VIRGINIA SKETCHBOOK (Fall 2019)

Drawn during a roadtrip to research the battlefields of Vol. 3.
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