Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Coming up in Picket: Miniature soldiers
I will post by this weekend an item on a Battle of Chickamauga diorama that will be at the James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Ohio this summer. Garfield, who rode to Snodgrass Hill during the Union's moment of crisis at the battle, went on to become U.S. president after his military service. I've spoken with an official at the home and the diorama maker, who paints the figures -- including their beards, teeth and eyes -- in fine detail.