“The Widow Of The South” by Robert Hicks
Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2005
A thunderous, action-rich first novel of the Civil War, based on historical fact. Music publisher Hicks treats a long-overlooked episode of the war in this account of the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee, which took place in November 1864 near Nashville.
It is regarded as one of the worst disasters of the war for the Confederate States Army. As a field hospital is pitched in her field, Carrie McGavock, an iron-spined farm woman and upstanding citizen of the town, takes it upon herself to tend after the Confederate wounded; later, she and her husband will rebury 1,500 of the fallen on their property.
Hicks centers much of the story on Carrie, who has seen her own children die of illness and who has endurance in her blood… (a subscription to the Jimplecute is required to continue reading this article).
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