After leading his younger sister to safety with relatives in Winchester, Haswell sets out on his journey in search of his older brother, a Confederate soldier. His quest is also a passage into manhood, as he experiences the last bloody days of the Civil War.
If you enjoy Civil War stories set in Virginia, you might like the following books in the TAHS Library collection.
- Stonewall's Gold by Robert J. Mrazek
- Annie, Between The States by Laura Elliot.
- Ghost Cadet by Elaine Marie Alphin (Battle of New Market)
- Red Moon at Sharpsburg by Rosemary Wells (Battle of Antietam)
- With Every Drop of Blood by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier
- Sarah's Ground by Ann Rinaldi
- An Acquaintance With Darkness by Ann Rinaldi (Lincoln assassination)
- Drumbeat; The Story of a Civil War Drummer Boy by Robert J. Trout.
- Charley Skedaddle by Patricia Beatty (Battle of the Wilderness)
- Shenandoah Sisters series by Micheal R. Phillips:
A Day to Pick Your Own Cotton (Book 2)
The Color of Your Skin A'nit the Color of Your Heart (Book 3)
Together Is All We Need (Book 4)
- Shenandoah Valley Saga series by Andrea Boeshaar
Too Deep for Words (Book 2)
- Tragedy in the Shenandoah Valley: The Story of the Summers-Koontz Execution (Nonfiction) – Robert H. Moore, II. – Though Sergeant Isaac Newton Koontz and Captain George Summers had been pardoned for their theft of Union Army horses, their executions were carried out with no trial, no judge and no jury. This tragic yet largely untold story is finally brought to light. (Incident occurred in Shenandoah County. There is a highway maker on Rt. 11.) (973.7/Moo)