Since 'publishing' our first edition, we have discovered two
Page 53 & 56. The photograph was sent to us by a member
of the Pierson family, and we assumed it was of Fred Pierson,
the subject of our book. It is, instead, a photograph of Fred
Pierson Jr., his son-as is clearly indicated in the caption.
Color us stupid. We now think the photograph was taken in the
1890's, well after the civil war.
Page 141, 142 & 143. Again, the photograph is of Fred
Pierson, Jr., the son of General Pierson. We assumed, when we
saw the photographs of the "Brooklyn Strike" this this
was the disbanding of the civil war unit on its return to NYC,
and thus we named the chapter the 'Brooklyn Strike', thinking
it was something like 'striking the tent.' In fact, as the February
2, 1985 issue of Harper's Weekly describes in "The Great
Strike in Brooklyn", this was a labor dispute, where the
street-car workers went out on strike and the army was called
in to maintain order.