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.
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Here are Judge Davis, George Nicolay, John Hay, Elmer Ellsworth and Mary Lincoln working hard to elect "Honest Abe, the Rail-Splitter" . . . maybe. Politics is a harsh mistress--except for the yummy breakfast burritos!