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A nation is immersed in battle when Josiah Simmons leaves behind his childhood sweetheart and the rocky coastline of Maine to join the Union cause in the Civil War. Like his fellow comrades in arms, he believes the Union will gain a quick victory. What he doesn't anticipate are the tiresome marches, the homesickness, and the gruesome nightmare of battle. When Josiah encounters a Confederate soldier named Paul Wendall on the battlefield at Fredericksburg, an unlikely sacrifice sends him on a dangerous mission into enemy territory on behalf of the soldier. A bewildered Southern family, avenging townspeople, and a new love await him at the journey's end. Can the power of selflessness he witnessed in Fredericksburg help him face an uncertain future?
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians    -   Yes Conflict:    -   War, general    -   War, Civil

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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