I picked up a copy of Michael Shaara's The Killer Angels the other day when Amazon included it in their daily deal. A widely acclaimed novel of the Gettysburg campaign, reading it will hopefully inspired me to crack on with the first Union regiment in my Bull Run to Gettysburg project.
This had slightly stalled as I wasn't happen with either of the Vajello sky blues I'd picked up for the Union infantry trousers. I've now picked up a slightly less vibrant colour and will try that. I know the dip will muddy colours down but the original attempts were brighter than the old Britain's pre-painted ACW figures! :-)