Tag Archives: Union Army

Neverhome by Laird Hunt

In a unique perspective of the US Civil War, Laird Hunt presents a work of historical fiction narrated by a woman.  Disguised as a man, she calls herself Ash Thompson, leaves her husband on the farm, and takes up arms … Continue reading

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The Secrets of Mary Bowser by Lois Leveen

Among the many Southerners who were determined to help the North win the US Civil War, was a woman called Elizabeth Van Lew.  Called “Crazy Bet,” she resided in Richmond, and not only aided Union POWs at the local prison; … Continue reading

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The Fateful Lightning by Jeff Shaara

The last novel in Shaara’s four novel series on the Western Theater of the U.S. Civil War, started as a surprise.  I thought for sure Shaara would open this novel with Sherman’s taking, and subsequent burning of Atlanta.  But that … Continue reading

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