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.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Dick Cheney at Appomattox?
I am always both surprised and awed at where the Civil War shows up. It is such a touchstone for our lives. Even politicians can be identified with labels from the War. Copperheads, wanting to bring down the government, Fire-eaters making a lot of noise without much substance--it goes on and on.