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.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
no bobblehead dolls, though
Apparently there were a lot of souvenirs available after EE died. I am always suspicious of things like this--too much like relics of saints or pieces of the True Cross. Anyone up for a vial of Carrie Spafford's tears?