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Gloamin Bridge Thomas K. McCabe

Gloamin Bridge

Thomas K. McCabe

Published January 27th 2010
ISBN : 9780984262403
Paperback
482 pages
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Gloamin Bridge is an extraordinary saga that brings to life an Illinois farm familys perilous and heart wrenching Civil War experiences and a Southern couples daring flight from slavery. Horrific battles from Shiloh to Gettysburg, Battery WagnerMoreGloamin Bridge is an extraordinary saga that brings to life an Illinois farm familys perilous and heart wrenching Civil War experiences and a Southern couples daring flight from slavery. Horrific battles from Shiloh to Gettysburg, Battery Wagner to the infamous Fort Pillow Massacre explode from the pages in graphic detail. In 1861 five brothers leave their home in Naperville, Illinois, each fading, dusty footstep taking them farther from their parents, youngest brother and the women they love. Pete, the second oldest, finds himself at odds with Confederate hero Nathan Bedford Forrest in a life or death struggle at Shiloh, but that is only the beginning of Petes ordeal. The young woman he loves, Delicia ODarcy, waits for him at home, but another adversary, the ruthless Clifton Janeway, has sinister plans of his own regarding Delicia and ultimately Pete. Hundreds of miles away in Georgia, Cusman Sable and the young woman he loves, Missy Nell, realize they can no longer stay at Whisper Manor, the antebellum plantation where they were born and raised in slavery. Their harrowing escape attempt is filled with danger and intrigue as the vicious slave catcher Runyan Stalworthy and his nefarious men give chase, with much more than mere capture on their minds. Gloamin Bridges climatic battle, the Fort Pillow Massacre, will place the reader directly in the middle of that horrific event. The overall inhumanity of the Civil War spirals into murderous depths so savage it remains to this day a phenomenon that stirs controversy amongst historians, scholars and others throughout the United States and many other countries as well. Amidst the perils and brutality of the Civil War, Gloamin Bridge interwines towering love stories, as well as the effect the war had on those manning their respective home fronts. The ending is stunning - charged with raw emotion few novels of this genre have been able to capture in years...the bridge that was silhouetted against the eastern horizon, standing sentinal, stationed as if it had a date with Eternity...the Gloamin Bridge.