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Incident at Pittston Crossing Book Review Summary

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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.

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

Setting

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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