The Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby

Marek Bennett
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"The Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby" by Marek Bennett

Marek Bennett’s comics adaptation of this actual Civil War memoir brings 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…

Published by Comics Workshop

* Selected as a 2017 "Great Graphic Novel for Teens by ALA-YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association)!

Includes maps (1848 New England + 1862 Maryland), reference images & sources, and more.

* includes limited-edition bookplate and "Freeman Colby's Illustrated Civil War Magazine" full of photos and other source imagery used in creating the book! (while supplies last) *

5” x 7”, 352 pages. $19.95
Full-color cover with b+w interior. Perfect-bound GN
ISBN#: 978-0-9824153-5-1