…and even better to have “patrons.”
Above, that’s my friend and patron Chuck Cavalier, and on the wall behind him a beautifully framed print of my photo of Carnton Plantation that was taken at about 4PM on November 30, 2013 – exactly 149 years to the minute from the moment the Battle of Franklin started. Chuck is a history “Civil War buff,” and this Carnton print is just one of four that Chuck purchased from me to adorn the walls of his home in Franklin.
Accounts of the Battle of Franklin say said the sun was setting into a blood red sky as Confederate descended from Winstead Hill south of the village of Franklin toward Federal emplacements. That’s exactly how the sky looked 149 years later….
This image was used for the cover of The 1861 Project – Volume 3: Franklin. Listen to it via Spotify: