The Jenkins of Baltimore [NOOK Book]

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Baltimore: A family divided by war, betrayed by circumstance, whose redemption is still being decided.

Inspired by the photograph album of family pictures that occupied Colonel C.T. Jenkins' attention during his incarceration as a convicted blockade runner, author Emily Hill, current caretaker of that ...
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The Jenkins of Baltimore

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Overview

Baltimore: A family divided by war, betrayed by circumstance, whose redemption is still being decided.

Inspired by the photograph album of family pictures that occupied Colonel C.T. Jenkins' attention during his incarceration as a convicted blockade runner, author Emily Hill, current caretaker of that album, weaves a drama that is receiving high praise from writer's conferences, Florida historians, and historical fiction enthusiasts.

Historically true to the facts, emotionally true to the past.

Amazon Reviews Say It All! "Lots of tension!" "Well done and believable!" "good attention to the craft of writing" says Pacific Northwest Writers Association about Jenkins: Confederate Blockade Runner.

Historians in Florida are caling this season's Civil War saga simply, "Wonderful!".

Included in this novel are portrayals of Colonel Jenkins' family members including James Ryder Randall, author of 'Maryland, My Maryland', Admiral Semmes - a cousin to Colonel Jenkins; and members of Vermont's Colburn family, Albert V. Colburn, a Union Officer and West Point graduate of 1857 and his iron-willed mother, Lucy Davey Colburn. (Colonel Jenkins was a decorated member of the Florida Fourth, CSA, company.)

Genealogists will appreciate the detail and accuracy of the novel's sweep.

Perfect for military enthusiasts or history education curriculum.
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Editorial Reviews

Amazon - Bob Martinez
Jenkins: Confederate Blockade Runner is Ms. Hill’s debut novel.What impressed me most about this novel was Hill's descriptive detail. You feel you are there with them having breakfast at Bayport on a crisp, breezy morning. Her character descriptions draw pictures and images that come alive on the page. This is an emotional book with many complex family issues. Hill's writing reminds me of Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain in its descriptive form. The book is a romantic tintype...
Amazon - Bob Martinez
What impressed me most about this novel was Hill's descriptive detail. You feel you are there with them having breakfast at Bayport on a crisp, breezy morning. Her character descriptions draw pictures and images that come alive on the page. This is an emotional book with many complex family issues. Hill's writing reminds me of Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain in its descriptive form. The book is a romantic tintype...
Amazon - Don Morrissey
From the prologue to the marvelously written epilogue, you will be swept up into this fascinating story of C.T.'s challenging, suspense-filled adventures and ultimate survival.

A truly intriguing read!
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011842818
  • Publisher: A. V. Harrison Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/30/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 248 KB

Meet the Author

Emily Hill is a Pacific Northwest writer with ties to the communities of The South's Gulf Coast.

A genealogist, she inherited the photograph album on which this authentic novel is based. The story of her Baltimore family - a product of both Union and Confederate sentiments - is told in this 320-page volume.

Included in this telling is the family's Union officers including A.V. Colburn, AAG to General George B. McClellan and her Confederate uncle, Cyprian T. (C.T.) Jenkins - a convicted Blockade Runner. A number of Baltimore Historic figures are also among Ms. Hill's ancestors, including James Ryder Randall.
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  • Posted December 9, 2010

    Read What Others Are Saying About, Jenkins: Confederate Blockade Runner

    Peter Stockwell, "Emily Hill's story of her family in the antebellum south provides the reader a vivid picture. She has captured the emotions of her characters both fictional and real as the story builds to the a most exciting conclusion. The environment of the times is created masterfully. I look forward to her next venture." Betty Cason, "Wonderful..." Karl Ehrlich, "In her masterful debut novel, Emily Hill explores the legend of her most famous relative, CT Jenkins, whose larger-than-life exploits before, during and after the Southern Rebellion, are celebrated to this day in the South, but largely forgotten in his home town of Baltimore. In chronicling the events that made CT Jenkins a hero to some and a traitor in the eyes of others, Emily Hill is at her best when she describes the personal ordeals and aspirations of the women behind the man, sharing intimate details about their private lives gleaned from personal letters and stories passed down for generations in her family. But, like any true family history, CT Jenkins' life story is filled with contradictions, inter-generational disputes, family heroism and cowardice, redemption and repentance. Who was CT Jenkins? A damned Yankee, a traitor or the Confederate hero so many revere today? The answers will surprise you."

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