Colonel Elmer Ellsworth was the first Union officer to die in the American Civil War. No new biography of his life has been published since 1960--so I am writing one.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
The Lincolns--ALL of them--are safely in Washington, D.C. Tomorrow, I will try to get up to the Inauguration. Then I will be going backward, to the U.S. Zouave Cadet Tour, I think. Plums, Nuts, Elmer Ellsworth, and I are going to bed.