Grant Sinclair, a spy for the South, kept bumping into General Leigh, until one day he was wounded and she took it on as her responsibility to nurse him back to health. This was the relationship between Leigh and Grant.
Could their differences, as different as those that existed between the other Lee and Grant, survive despite all the obstacles of the war?
Packed with both emotion and hilarity, And They Called Her General Leigh, is a fresh take on the Civil War, and the brave men and women who served during this trying time.
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Begins in Maryland, the beginning of the Civil War. General Alexander Davis and his wife, Mercy, never had sons. They did have a daughter, Leigh. General Davis went to Washington to serve with President Lincoln. Being female, Leigh could not serve in the war as a solder. However, the general had raised Leigh to be the son he never had. She could read, write, run the farm, track prey, hunt, and so much more! .............................. Wanting to do her part for the war, Leigh would dress as a man and ride to the Union camp near Harper's Ferry and deliver much needed food. The men, thinking she was General Davis's son, called her General Lee. (Only a couple of the men in camp knew Leigh was female.) ....................... Grant Sinclair was a spy for the Confederacy. He had been watching the Union camp for some time and was determined to learn the secrets surrounding 'General Leigh'. But Grant was noticed, shot twice, and left for dead. General Leigh and very young Private Jackson found him. Leigh took Grant home to nurse him back to health. Jackson went back to camp. Jackson also found 'Special Order No. 191' telling of General Robert E. Lee's upcoming attack on his camp. .......................... **** A very funny and delightful story! Just think of it, General Leigh and Grant in love. Generals Lee and Grant at war. Private Jackson on the North's side and Stonewall Jackson on the South's. There is a lot of play on words and names. Taken together, it is almost impossible to keep a straight face as you read. Recommended! ****
Whew!! Just got back from an amazing trip to the Civil War. Met up with Grant and Leigh, uhhh Grant and Lee and had a wonderful time!! Janet has woven a magical tale of the period with just the right combination of humor, fiction and fact. Her characters come alive on the page and you get the distinct feeling they were real people. I love the humor in this book, as well as the historical facts. It's a real pleasure to read. I can guarantee you that you will never think of the Civil War or Grant and Lee the same way again. Do yourself a favor and buy this book.