Dawn Awaits The Thunder

Two Sundays ago (that would make it March 23rd), I hauled my ass out of a bed in a Deerwood Inn in Erin, TN before dawn.

And what, you are surely wondering, was I doing in Erin, TN, let alone getting out of bed well before first light?

I was there for the annual re-enactment of the Battle of Fort Donelson, and was on my way to meet “General Grant” at the Federal troops campground as it came to life.I did some interesting close-up photos of “the General,” who does me the great honor of referring to me as “The Matthew Brady of the Re-enacted Civil War.”  I’ll have some of those photos to share in the week ahead (I’ve been busy, and it’s almost all more or less photography-related), but here’s one I processed yesterday that I’m rather pleased with.

Dawn Awaits The Thunder

Dawn Awaits The Thunder

All of this is in preparation for the release later this spring of Volume 3 of The 1861 Project.  Stay tuned…

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Paul Schatzkin