Incident at Pittston Crossing Book Summary and Study Guide

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Told in first person narrative and action through the eyes of a Union officer named Captain Ellison, Incident at Pittston Crossing is about a Civil War conflict between invading rebel forces and the man charged to stop them.
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Ordered to buy the Union forces time, one way or another, by Union General Logan, Ellison is somehow expected to hold off thousands of Rebel troops with a hundred men, using a stone farmhouse as his base of operations.   

What follows is a blow by blow, almost minute by minute battle diary of how one man was ordered to defend a strategic crossroads with every available man he can gather at a short moment's notice, and how he sets forth to accomplish that order.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   american civil war period War Thriller    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Army Specific to    -   Civil War Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Revolution story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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