Colby 26: Washington

1862: Colby’s regiment finally reaches Washington, but Newton’s sick in the hospital when the work begins …

Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby (continued):

<< BEFORE: Rumors of Jackson …

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Colby seems to recognize the immensity of what he’s seeing… Just the year before, we was pitching hay on a back field in the hills of Henniker, and now he’s marching through history.

Note the unfinished capitol dome at the heart of Washington; this wartime construction project fascinates me!  I’ve based this view on Waud’s August 1862 sketch:

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