Civil-war stories, books, poems, and more

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A song lyric about Sherman's burning of Columbia, South Carolina during the Civil War Read More
Set during the Civil War, “Mournful Wanderer” explores the emotional trials of Alice Bloomington, a grieving widow and mother, who attempts to contact the spirit of her dead son. In attempting to do so, she will seek out the assistance of her family doctor, a physician with questionable motivations. Read More
Song lyric about Union operative, Elizabeth Van Lew, nicknamed "Crazy Bet." She was, incidentally, "Crazy like a Fox" Read More
a song lyric about the brave nurses who cared for the wounded soldiers in the Civil War, regardless of what color uniforms they wore Read More

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A song lyric about the great locomotive chase of the General and the Texas during the Civil War Read More
A song lyric for a potential bluegrass or folk song about the infamous Andersonville prison Read More
Eli’s 3 oldest sons were fighting in the the civil war when his wife died from complications of childbirth. He was taken by enemy forces and his 11 yr old daughter was left to protect her younger siblings. Read this fascinating truth based story, in A Twist of Tobacco.A secret… Read More

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At 15, innocent dreamer, Henrietta Clay was beguiled by a narcissistic opportunist who promised her escape from tiny Hogeye, Arkansas. Instead, he thrust her into the underbelly of war-torn St. Louis. Fate intervened and gave her two unexpected gifts...a child and an inheritance - a brothel. Read More
Aura is a raven-type Avid. Her black hair, eyes, and wings set her apart from the desert avids she's lived amongst her whole life. As a servant serving the Disapo family she has never touched the skies nor has she known the feel of soil beneath her feet. That is… Read More
Wisconsin farmer-turned-soldier, John Brobst, writes about the sieges of Vicksburg and Atlanta and vows to his lady friend that there are better times coming Read More
Seventeen-year-old Emma LeConte witnesses the burning of her beloved Columbia, South Carolina during a seemingly endless twelve-hour nightmare Read More
Teenage Susie King Taylor is swept into the Civil War during the siege on Fort Pulaski, when her uncle brings her to "the Yankees" IF YOU HAVE THE TIME, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT Read More
How abolitionist, John Brown, likely ignited an early beginning to the Civil War IF YOU HAVE THE TIME, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT Read More
Prison-camp escapee, John Collins Welch, faces intense hunger, a torch-wielding mob and a rebel guerrilla band as he takes "every step by stealth" IF YOU HAVE THE TIME, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT Read More
Belle Boyd, the courageous southern patriot who changed history with the wave of a bonnet IF YOU HAVE THE TIME, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT Read More
A southern "Belle" who likely saved Stone Wall Jackson's life IF YOU HAVE THE TIME, I WOULD APPRECIATE A COMMENT Read More
This was a short story written in response to a prompt as our reader discovers just who was behind the Civil War. Read More
Truth behind "reparations" and the Civil War Read More

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Reader's Favorite Review: “...a captivating mixture of adventure, murder, lust, and romance.” “...a fascinating story, set against a background that is realistic...” “...historically accurate events are cleverly intermingled with fiction.” “...merits its five stars.” 1872. When virginal Jenny Crispin is dumped at the altar by a chauvinistic cad, she does… Read More
Civil War veteran Captain James Kirk finds himself with an unusual offer - and a command the likes of which the world has never seen. Read More
Benjamin Franklin Butler was a surprisingly successful lawyer, a much-maligned Civil War general and a remarkably durable politician. During his colorful and controversial years in courtrooms, on battlefields, and in political offices, he was accused of all manner of skullduggery. Offenses alleged against Butler ranged from stealing silver spoons while… Read More
That James Abram Garfield is one of America’s least remembered Presidents is something to lament in the light of the fact that the 20th man to hold office as such was manifestly a man of genuine decency, a true Christian gentleman. Read More
A young man in a reenactment group from 2012 some how ends up in 1862 and right in the middle of the Civil War. I looking for some feedback on my writing, Please Read More

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Her loved on off to war, plantation owner's wife is fearful his has been killed, falls heavily on her friend a free slave refusing to leave her side. Read More
This is a true story about how my parents' visit to the birthplace of an ancestor, U.S. Senator and Minister to Spain Pierre Soule, led to a French writer publishing a book about Soule and how her research led to the first meeting of Soule's descendants in France and… Read More
historians have tried to explain what went wrong and what caused the antagonism that led to the first world war that saw both britain and germany take arms against each other in a war that led to the death of millions of people. in the late middle years or… Read More

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William James Foster, a spy for the Union army during the American Civil War, is stuck behind enemy lines in Richmond, Virginia. Will his cover get blown? Read More

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I wrote this over a year ago and found it recently, so I thought I'd publish it...see how well, or indeed unwell it was received. I've written from both sides in the Civil War, but this poem is written in an evident bias towards the Confederate States. It has… Read More
two males - a 10 year old by the name of scout and his stepdad, sam - are poor in a small town in tennessee trying to make a living years after a mother's death. his step father goes after church on sundays across the border to nc in… Read More
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