The Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby

SKU: 9780982415351

Marek Bennett presents a comics adaptation of a New Hampshire Civil War memoir, preserved in the collection of the Henniker Historical Society, bringing to life the dry humor and grim conviction of teacher-turned-soldier Freeman Colby. Fiercely proud of his Granite State heritage, Freeman Colby bows to no one—not the rowdy students of his rural one-room schoolhouse, not the high-handed Union army officers in town, and certainly not those Rebel traitors causing all that trouble down South. But Colby needs work, and his ne’er-do-well little brother Newton needs looking after, so the boys enlist with a new regiment promising three years’ pay and plenty of adventure in a growing war. The account includes maps (1848 New England and 1862 Maryland), reference images, sources, and more. Published in 2016, The Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby won a Yalsa "Great Graphic Novel for Teens" award in 2017. The saga of Freeman Colby continues in The Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby, Volume 2, 1863, published in 2019. and Volume 3, 1864, published in 2023.

Author: Drawn by Marek Bennett
(Softcover; 352 pages)

Availability: In stock

Total $19.95

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