1861 November 28

[from the diary of James Dinsmore Templeton of the 23rd Ohio]

No parade
I have been reading two
novels to day Nat Tod & The
Frontier Angel. practiced
rained all day. Hear that we
will certainly stay here all winter

Edward S. Ellis’s “The Frontier Angel. A Romance of Kentucky Rangers’ Life” was a published in March of 1861 and introduced several well known historical characters in the course of the narrative. Ellis was also the author the same month of “Nathan Todd,or the Fate of the Sioux Captive,” a sequel to his popular “Bill Biddon”

MSS 10317

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