1862: Recognizing the anniversary of the Battle of Ball’s Bluff (1861) …
Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby (continued):
NOTE: The battle overview scene (first panel) is taken — ahem, borrowed — from my 2008 book, HOUR 72!
- The Battle of Ball’s Bluff (wikipedia)
- Battle of Ball’s Bluff (civilwar.org)
+ battle map!
- 15th MA Volunteer Infantry ~ genealogical information ~ These were MA boys, neighbors of Colby’s comrades in the 39th MA!
- Willie Grout (look him up here) also participated, and died… which ultimately inspired the popular song “The Vacant Chair”: