Orphaned as a child, Le Roy Ware returns from the war to the home he grew up in. The couple that took him in died while he was away and the land and house is the only thing Le Roy has left in the world.
Reconstruction is in full swing and the Yankees are taking every piece of land they can. Although Le Roy left the area with bad blood between him and people of the small town, Le Roy realizes the enemy is not those he left behind, but the Yankees and carpetbaggers. Along with the same men who treated him poorly as a child, he is determined Yankees will not get his land, nor his friend’s neighboring Belle Grove Plantation.
With new friends and old, a new wife who may be into Voodoo, and a totally unexpected ally, he sets out to fight the Yankees, determined to keep what’s theirs.
From the swamps of Louisiana to New Orleans, Le Roy and his compatriots work to undermine the new Federal Government’s decrees to save a small portion of the south.
BELLE GROVE PLANTATION Belle Grove was constructed as a Greek Revival & Italianate mansion built near White Castle, Louisiana in Iberville Parish. When completed in 1857 she was one of the largest homes ever built in the south, with seventy fi ve rooms spread over four stories there was nothing else like her south of the Mason Dixon. Known as Th e Queen of the South, John Andrews sold her to James Ware in 1867 just after the Civil War had ended for the incredible sum of $50.000. On March 17th 1952, exactly 100 years after construction began Belle Grove Plantation burned to the ground. Within these pages you will find a one of a kind story concerning Belle Grove, a story which has never been told. THE NEW STANDARD IN WESTERN FOLKLORE!