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.