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Brett had an authentic tintype made- it looks incredible!

We’ve also added several videos from Brett that sum up his experience- check the videos on the right of this page.

Brett’s Final Entries

Below is the handwritten journal entry for Brett Kelley’s final days on picket duty:

For larger images, see our Flickr stream on the right side of the page.

A transcript will soon follow the  images.

Days 12 and 13

Below is the handwritten journal entry for Days 12 and 13 written by Brett Kelley:

For larger images, see our Flickr stream on the right side of the page.

A transcript will soon follow the  images.

Days 10 and 11

Below is the handwritten journal entry for Days 10 and 11 written by Brett Kelley:

For larger images, see our Flickr stream on the right side of the page.

A transcript will soon follow the  images.

Life.. One Mile at a Time

We were all happy to see recent coverage of Brett’s fundraiser on 27 News, the video is available to the right of this page. Also, we’ve added video of Brett’s snow struggles, and an enlightening discussion of Civil War winter quarters life. Enjoy!

Recently posted to our YouTube channel, and available to the right on this page, is an interesting video in which Brett talks about the items he has with him for his picket duty, and a video in which Brett is given a (much needed?) cooking lesson from intern Andy Norris. Enjoy!

Days 6 and 7

Below is the handwritten journal entry for Days 6 and 7 written by Brett Kelley:

For larger images, see our Flickr stream on the right side of the page.

A transcript follows the  images.

-Saturday Feb. 13, 2010

Got up early to clean up the cabin and prepare for the museum’s free day. I was expecting a lot of visitors and was not disappointed. A constant flow of visitors from the museum kept me busy all day, and I met many good and kind supporters of the museum and thsis project. I even received additional provisions from a few patriotic citizens, including fried chicken, hand churned butter, strawberry preserves and cornbread. After a busy day, my old friend the wind picked up again and stayed with me throughout the night. This night the wind did not require the use of my door and left it in the service of the Union firmly attached to this Private’s Winter Quarters.

-Sunday Feb. 14th, 2010

Today has been a rather quiet day, but I have had many visitors including Frank Wedig who is a member of the Harrisburg Lions CLub of which I am also a member. A finer group of men and women can not be found. The Harrisburg Lions Club is the oldest in Pennsylvania, and has always been active in making their community a better place, and leading the way in their mission of supporting those who are visually impaired.

I have had so many great questions from the many people who have visited me. If anyone reading this blog has any questions for me about what I am doing, or what I am trying to accomplish, or about the National Civil War Museum in general please post it and I will answer as soon as I can.