|Two companies installed. One more to go for the 2 year regiment heading home.|
"The column was compact, and the glittering muskets looked like a solid mass of steel, moving with the regularity of a pendulum."
W.T. Sherman, "Memoirs of General Sherman"
I also started to install the trees along the far wall. Before going final on the trees I painted some distant camps and extended the background trees the backdrop.
|Final install on some trees, more coming|
Nothing says "civil war" quite like a worm fence. I thought long and hard about adding one, as chances are the fence would have been confiscated for firewood by scrounging soldiers. But I did find several prototype photos showing fences that survived near some camps, so I decided to add one to this scene. I cut a bunch of twigs to 3 inches long and then split them with my knife. In about 15 minutes I had enough rails to make this fence.
|The trees in the background look good from this low, distant angle.|