Galvestonby P. G. Nagle, Chris Krohn
The Battle of Valverde is over, and Jamie Russell, now a Confederate war hero, returns home to his family. Jamie's sister Emma has been shattered by the death of her true love at Valverde. Worried about their daughter, Jamie's parents convince him to escort Emma to Galveston. Emma will have a chance to escape her monotonous life on the ranch, become a lady, and… See more details below
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The Battle of Valverde is over, and Jamie Russell, now a Confederate war hero, returns home to his family. Jamie's sister Emma has been shattered by the death of her true love at Valverde. Worried about their daughter, Jamie's parents convince him to escort Emma to Galveston. Emma will have a chance to escape her monotonous life on the ranch, become a lady, and perhaps leave the memory of death behind her.
Jamie soon discovers that Galveston lacks the defenses it needs to ward off a Union naval attack. Troubled by leaving his sister and aunt in a place susceptible to Union takeover, Jamie returns to his unit and begs with Confederate officers to have Galveston's defenses strengthened. His pleas fall on deaf ears. Union warships arrive in Galveston Bay, taking it for the Federals and confirming Jamie's worst fears. Now Jamie must travel back to Galveston in a secret Confederate operation to reclaim the city and rescue his family.
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I got this eBook for free. Let me preface by saying that Galveston is part three or a series and I have not read parts one or two. "Galveston (Civil War in the Far West)" by P. G. Nagle is a historical fiction account of events in Texas and New Mexico during the American Civil War. The story culminates in the battle for Galveston, a Texan barrier island. Confederate Solider James Russell returns home from the rough battle at Valverde. He finds himself accompanying his sister, Emma, to their aunt's home in Galveston, Texas. Emma is bitter and in low spirits because she lost her fiancé in the war, her family thinks that leaving the farm will do her some good. Far from being safe, the island of Galveston is being attacked by the Union Army. While Jamie takes part in the battle, Emma takes care of their aunt and does her part as a volunteer nurse Union naval officer Quincy supplies the contrasting view from the Union side. "Galveston" by P. G. Nagle was an easy read and a fascinating one as well. The outdoor descriptions of New Mexico and Texas are very good and help transport you to the 1860s. I was mesmerized by the descriptions of the battle (there is only one) and the tactics used at the time. Ms. Nagle also took the time to put us into the minds of civilians being caught in the midst of the war - an aspect which should not be overlooked. The book flows smoothly, is entertaining and well written. However, the characters aren't complex, but that could be due to the fact that I have not read the previous two books. I did like the story and learning about little known part of the Civil War (or any war) is always captivating. Ms. Nagle's writing, as well as constantly changing from the narration of one character to another, keeps the story moving along at a reasonable pace. For more book reviews please visit ManOfLaBook dot com