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Posted August 4, 2013
Spirits of Gettysburg
In 1863 the worst battle fought on American soil raged in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Young Ginnie Wade had written in her diary her concerns for Union soldier, Jack Skelly. Jack has written a letter to his beloved Ginnie, but severe injuries prevent him from seeing that the letter was sent. He implored his friends to guarantee the delivery of the letter, but due to the ravages of war the letter was never delivered.
Randy Culpepper's grandfather has told him the stories about his great-great grandfather, Jed Culpepper, who had fought in the Civil War. Intrigued by his grandfather's stories along with his interest in Civil War history, Randy travels to Gettysburg to participate in the reenactment of the Civil War. His discoveries are numerous and quite surprising.
Patrick Craig describes the battlefields and sites surrounding Gettysburg in vivid detail. The images of war, devastation and casualties echo throughout the narrative. Personalities are presented with sensitivity and realism, making the characters in this vignette convincing and credible. Unsuspected events are created that bring a sense of spirituality and veneration to this depiction of war and holy ground. This author writes with awe-inspiring artistry.