Blue: A Novel on the Civil War

Blue: A Novel on the Civil War

by Joe Poindexter


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In 1860, David Lofland and his family, residents of Hickory Flats, Tennessee, will relocate to Arkansas. Before the move to Bluffton, Arkansas, David's love, the beautiful Lillie Mashburn, will be enticed to marry the local parson, Reverend Claxton. The long trip to Arkansas will yield even more disappointments. The depressed nineteen-year-old, finding little joy in life, will ultimately join the Confederate Army, in February 1862. He will be sent to White Sulfur Springs training camp to prepare for the war. During the short training period, David will meet two other young men, Lum and Squirrel, and they will become close friends. The three men and the new 24th Arkansas Regiment will be sent to Fort Hindman at Arkansas Post, Arkansas.
The heartache of losing Lillie, along with a series of other disappointments that David will experience, will cause him to seriously question his faith and belief in God. If that is not enough, the 24th Arkansas Regiment will suffer serious losses, as the Confederates face heavy odds in 1863. The young Arkansans, upon being captured at the fall of Fort Hindman, will be sent to Camp Douglas, the notorious Union prisoner-of-war camp near Chicago.
How can a man so overwhelmed with such grief, bitterness, and tragedy in his life, continue on with a struggle to live?

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ISBN-13: 9780991355068
Publisher: Freeze Time Media
Publication date: 07/03/2014
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Joe Poindexter, a native of Oklahoma, graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma. Three years later, he graduated from Northeastern Oklahoma State University with a master's degree in public school administration. After serving as teacher, coach, and school administrator in Oklahoma for thirty years, Joe retired and moved to Arkansas, where he finished another degree in history. He taught ten more years at National Park Community College, Hot Springs, Arkansas. There he taught several history courses. Joe, a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, is president of Hot Springs Village Civil War Roundtable. He frequently makes presentations to the Civil War Roundtable and to local clubs, organizations, and public schools. Joe is also active in church, where he is a deacon and teaches a Sunday school class. He is also a chaplain at Samaritan Ministries, a homeless shelter for men located in Hot Springs, and he is active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Joe's first book, "A Divided State," published in 2014 by Freeze Time Media, describes the situation in Arkansas during the Civil War. It includes a factual account of the Battle of Pea Ridge, the largest Civil War battle fought west of the Mississippi River.

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