Tuesday, October 18, 2011

a more peaceful post

This lovely model, luckily not runway-starved, is modeling a ladies' version of a Zouave jacket. The year of this piece of ephemera is 1859, I believe, so it is not a direct result of Ellsworth's Zouave Tour of 1860, but it does predict a trend toward Zouave mania.

The last few posts have been sort of sad--crazy guys and actions of crazy guys. I thought this might be a bit more cheerful and positive. My own Zouave jacket is black velvet with silver trimming and antique jet beads. I bought the beads at the 125th Anniversary of Gettysburg re-enactment.

No, it is NOT a Hallowe'en costume.

General Paine made his ghostly appearance yesterday, Monday, October 17 in emergingcivilwar.com. It looked lovely, or as lovely as Paine ever looked. I still think the lead picture of him is Photoshopped, altho' I have no idea how Timothy O'Sullivan did it.

The book is going well. I am finishing up endnotes for Chapter Two ("Inauspicious Beginnings"), which involves reading yet another Andrew Jackson biography. I think I have said before that my understanding of economic history is not the best, but it is getting better by leaps and bounds! The Panic of 1837 is much clearer to me than it was last April, when I started. Any volunteer readers??


  1. Hello there! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout
    out and say I genuinely enjoy reading your posts. Can you recommend
    any other blogs/websites/forums that deal with the same topics?
    Thanks a lot!

    Also visit my blog; private
    Also see my website - concretenetwork

  2. I've loaded your site in 3 totally different web browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot faster then most. Would you mind contacting me the company name of your hosting company? My personal email is: kaceyaleman@moose-mail.com. I will even sign up through your affiliate link if you would like. Thanks a lot

    Feel free to surf to my weblog; access
    Also visit my web-site : merriam webster

  3. Hello just happened upon your website from Bing after I typed in,
    "Blogger: First Fallen: the Life and Times of Colonel Elmer Ellsworth" or
    something similar (can't quite remember exactly). Anyways, I'm pleased I
    found it because your subject material is exactly what I'm looking for (writing a university paper) and I hope you don't mind if I collect some information from here and I will
    of course credit you as the reference. Thanks.

    Feel free to surf to my weblog appetizing
    My webpage ; autopsy