Hey everybody, I got back from DC yesterday. Being in the nation’s capital during Memorial Day weekend was a great experience. I saw the Elmer Ellsworth exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery. It will be on display through March 2012. If you can make it, I highly recommend. Adam Goodheart tells the Ellsworth story captivatingly in 1861: The Civil War Awakening.
(Source: The Photographic History of The Civil War in Ten Volumes: Volume One, The Opening Battles; Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons)
It is starting to feel like summer in New York: hot and humid. Things are picking up here. This Saturday a friend and I are going to see the just-opened “Honoring Their Sacrifice” exhibit at Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery. Unfortunately I missed their Memorial Day programming because I was out of town. I’m starting at Governors Island the next day. I also have a few writing projects I’m working on. Then in a few weeks we’re headed to Gettysburg and Antietam. We have gone each June the last few years and have gotten it down to a science a little more each time. I’m hoping to squeeze in Monocacy as well. We will be there a week and it is difficult to squeeze in everything. We’ll see how it goes.