January, 1863: Writing home while on picket duty.

The Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby:
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These opening pages of Freeman Colby Vol. 2 draw from several source texts:

  • The letters of Wilbur Fisk (2nd Vermont Vol.)
  • Alfred S. Roe’s regimental history of the 39th Mass. Vol.
  • Jonas Bacon’s letter home of 8 Jan. 1863

For complete source notes & links: see the PATREON >>

Here’s a speed-draw video of that first page:


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