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Across the Valley to Darkness (3rd Edition)

Across the Valley to Darkness (3rd Edition)

by J. Arthur Moore

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Duane’s decision to set out on his own to join Bragg’s army at Tullahoma proves to be a mistake. A rapid chain of events carries him from capture along a snowy road by a renegade band of Union calvary, to near death in blizzard in the mountains of Tennessee, to Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia in its winter camp around Fredericksburg. Late winter is a time of reprieve from as the boy joins a company from Alabama. The beginning of spring sees the reopening of warfare in the battle of Chancellorsville.

Across the Valley to Darkness follows Duane as 1863 stretches into summer, the army moves north into Pennsylvania, and the boy finds himself crossing the valley at Gettysburg in a great charge against the Union Center on Cemetery Ridge.

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ISBN-13: 9786214340149
Publisher: Omnibook Co.
Publication date: 09/22/2018
Edition description: 3rd ed.
Pages: 162
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

J. Arthur Moore is an educator with 42 years experience in public, private, and independent settings. He is also an amateur photographer and has illustrated his works with his own photographs. In addition to Twelfth Winter Mr. Moore has written Journey into Darkness, a story in four parts, Blake's Story, Revenge and Forgiveness, two Civil War historic fictions, and Summer of Two Worlds, a Native American historic fiction set in Montana Territory in the summer of 1882. Twelfth Winter is the sequel to Summer of Two Worlds and tells the story of Prairie Cub after he is forced to return to the world of his white heritage, the world of his former name, Michael. It is the emotional journey that followed.He recently published a third Civil War era historic fiction, West to Freedom. His previously last work, Summer at Stewart Creek, is pure fiction, set in the fictitious territory of his Virginia and Truckee Railroad of West Virginia, which he has recreated in miniature and used to illustrate this story. It is the same world in which Michael finds himself.Moore's next project is another work started forty years ago during the same time that Summer of Two Worlds was written and Twelfth Winter was started. It is the prequel to Summer of Two Worlds, titled Stranded in Snow Shoe. This book is the story of Prairie Cub's friend, Scot Robinson, whose experience led to the story of Twelfth Winter.A graduate of Jenkintown High School, just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Moore attended West Chester State College, currently West Chester University. Upon graduation, he joined the Navy and was stationed in Norfolk, Virginia, where he met his wife to be, a widow with four children. Once discharged from the service, he moved to Coatesville, Pennsylvania, began his teaching career, married and brought his new family to live in a 300-year-old farm house in which the children grew up and married, went their own ways, raised their families to become grandparents themselves.Retiring after a 42-year career, Mr. Moore has moved to the farming country in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where he plans to enjoy the generations of family, time with his model railroad, and time to guide his writings into a new life through publication. It also allows for the opportunity to participate in a local model railroad club as well as time for traveling to Civil War events, and presenting at various organizations and events about the boys who were part of that war. He also shares the process of writing, and readings from his work, and does book signings at a variety of locations.Mr. Moore can be reached through the contact page of the website for his books at with links to his Facebook and Twitter pages; and a blog page focusing on the stories of the boys who served in the Civil War.

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