FREEMAN COLBY VOL. 3 (1864): Overview
Over the course of 2020, I'm drawing my new graphic novel, The CIVIL WAR DIARY of FREEMAN COLBY VOL. 3.   This book details the adventures of several historical people, set deep in the action & events of 1864, in Washington D.C. & Virginia.  
Below is an index of episodes (& resources) from this work-in-progress.  I've arranged them by CHARACTER and 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.  Enjoy!   ~ M 
ALSO SEE: Vol. 1 + INDEX ➤ | Vol. 2 + INDEX ➤  
May 2019: Getting Started on Vol. 3: "Draw, Don't Tell"  
MOST RECENT "Freeman Colby" POSTS ➤ 
Freeman Colby Vol. 3 SOURCES ➤  

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FREEMAN COLBY VOL. 3 (1864)
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...  

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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 

1 Apr 1864: 

  • Back to the Front?  
  • ...  

 

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... 
  • The Poet to the Front 
  • Musical Theatre (Starring: the 14th NY Regt!)
  • Drum-Taps: "Bivouac on a Mountainside" 
  • Drum-Taps: "By the Bivouac's Fitful Flame"  
  •  ...

[MORE CHARACTERS + STORIES TO COME!]  

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