Farewell Letters Then and Now

5 01 2008

Here is a touching piece drawing parallels between the famous Major Sullivan Ballou letter and another by one of our modern day heroes – a fellow blogger.  Please check this one out.  And follow this link to Major Olmstead’s full blog post.

The Major was a friend of fellow blogger Don at Crossed Sabers, and I notice that as I wrote this he put up a tribute.  You can read it here

Update – more details here.



2 responses

7 01 2008
Lindsay Prevette

Hi Harry–I’m a publicist at Viking/Penguin and would like to send you a review copy of THE BLOODY SHIRT: Terror After Appomattox by Stephen Budiansky for review consideration on your blog. Could you email me with a physical address where I might send the book?



8 01 2008
Harry Smeltzer


I responded to you via private email.



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