Joseph Scopin has over 40 years experience in publication design. This site will present projects he has developed. The first is As I Remember, the book profiled below.

As I Remember

A Civil War Veteran reflects on the War and its aftermath through personal reminiscences, diaries and
correspondence, including eyewitness accounts of Lincoln under fire at Fort Stevens.
From the Lewis Cass White collection. SEE INSIDE

Presenting a collection of historical documents dating back to the Civil War and the early20th century compiled by Lewis Cass White, a veteran of the 102nd Pennsylvania Volunteers.Link.
This recently discovered collection of reminiscences, diaries and correspondence include views on war, leadership, courage, personal responsibility and the status and role of the United States in the world. Share the insights of heroes of another generation.Link.
His pride of service shows through in this history sent to the Grand Army of the Republic. It is his synopsis of his service to the cause of the United States. Link.
White thought it was hisduty to tell his and the 102nd Pennsylvania Volunteers' story. It includes participation in 24 battles, including Williamsburg, FairOaks, Malvern Hill, Salem Church, The Wilderness, Cold Harbor, FortStevens, Winchester and Cedar Creek. Link.
White's histories are illustrated with eyewitness drawings. The original artist work was translated into engravings and reproduced in the picture publications of the day. Link.
Previously unpublished correspondence with White by fellow participants of the Battle ofFort Stevens add personal insight and interpretation to the events. Link.
Personal anecdotes,particularly of the participation of President and Mrs. Lincoln, putsthe reader at the site of what the participants perceived as apivotal battle of the war. Link.
George Jewett of the13th Michigan Battery was at Fort Stevens and for 12 pages recountsthe battle including the wounding of Surgeon Crawford and personalencounters with President and Mrs. Lincoln. Link.
Eyewitness accounts ofthe battle, written in reaction to White’s inquiries, focus on theimportance of the events as seen through the eyes of severalparticipants. Link.
White's battlereminiscences highlight the excitement anddanger experienced while participating in some of the definingmoments of the war.Link.
The Battle of Cedar Creek recalls Sheridan's famous 20 mile ride andWhite's wounding while carrying the flag.Link.
Fort Stevens became the major focus of aged VI Corps veteransand locals like White who formed a Fort Stevens-Lincoln MemorialAssociation to preserve and memorialize the Battlefield. Link.
Reproduced documentsrepresent the efforts of veterans and their organizations inmemorializing the battlefield. Link.
Efforts to find andplace an appropriate boulder to memorialize Lincoln under fire aredocumented.Link.
White infuses his speeches with patriotic themes and observations on the state of the Country and opportunitiesavailable for all willing to work hard.Link.
White, like many soldiers, kept a personal diary throughout his Military service.Link.
Several months afterWhite joined the service and came to Washington to train are coveredin this diary that concludes with a summary of his camp experienceprior to departure for war. Link.
Introductions to eachyears diary and other material, by Benjamin Franklin Cooling, addcontext and insight into the events.Link.
Lewis Cass White’s diary notes taken from his daily diaries of of1861 through 1865. They include daily insight into military life andhis convalescence from his wound. Link.
White joined the Army in 1861 and left the service as a wounded veteran in 1865. His and his fellow veterans recollections contain keen observation and commentary on his and the United State'sexperience. Link.
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