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Brother Against Brother: A Collection of Civil War Short Stories

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113 pages2 hours

Summary

For those of you who want to experience the War Between the States in one sitting this is the book for you. Brother Against Brother is a collection of 6 Civil War short stories and 2 excerpts written from both Union and Confederate points of view.

This collection gives readers many different perspectives: drummer boys, brave-hearted soldiers, a prisoner of war, and even a young lady waiting at home for the war to end. On every page feel their terror, determination, pain, relief and joy.

The Littlest Soldier

A young orphan enlists as a Union drummer. What great feats can the littlest soldier accomplish?

Bittersweet Parting

This is an excerpt from Grits and Glory. Abolitionist, Peter Warren leaves behind his fiancé in order to fight for a cause he believes in.

Taste of War

A soldier sees the elephant for the first time. His experience is eye opening and he soon learns that war isn’t what he expected. The hype from the patriotic lads back home had been a bunch of lies.

Confederate Mascot

This is an excerpt from Journey to Glory. Told partly from a dog’s point of view, he and his young master enlist in the Confederate Infantry.

In Desperate Straits

A poor southern woman comes across a message for help. When he finds the wounded Union soldier she thinks that they can actually help each other.

Elijah’s Promise

Elijah lied about his age so he could enlist as a musician. Brought up as a Quaker he doesn’t believe in war, and he wanted to avoid the draft. But will war change his beliefs?

Prisoner of War

Thomas Lindt was eating breakfast at his sister's house when a knock at the door turned his life upside down. Union soldiers have taken possession of their Southern town and have orders to torch the place. Taken prisoner, Thomas is surprised to know one of the Yankee colonels. His old friend offers him a temporary parole. Can he set his sister's life back to rights before his time runs out?

A Soldier’s Reflections

A Civil War veteran reflects on the war and shares his wisdom with his grandson Robbie who wishes he’d been a drummer, too.

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