Developed from hours of personal interviews and research and based on family narratives and local folklore, these accounts are presented in a traditional storytelling manner.
These engaging stories describe life during the Civil War era. Included are tales about individuals, families, and the lives of military men inside and outside of battle. These accounts meld fact with fiction and explore what was and what could have been during a time that saw a country divided.
Professor Thomas Jackson, who later became known as "Stonewall" Jackson, and the cruel Gen. David Hunter are featured. One story details the origins of how a popular Cape Town children's song relates to the war. Several others describe family legends regarding war relics passed down through the years.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Gary C. Walker has written, published, and promoted his books in Southwestern Virginia for over thirty years. He has been active in reenactments and is the recipient of the "Stonewall" Jackson Lifetime Achievement Award. Readers have used his books to research family genealogy, write plays, and produce Civil War art. The Virginia Defense Force used the materials to produce a recruitment film.