Confederate Winter

Confederate Winter

by Kurt M Vetters


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Confederate Winter by Kurt M Vetters

Confederate Winter is historical fiction based on a true family story.

The author's great, great, great grandfather, William Sweeney, fought as a Confederate soldier at the tender age of 14. His father, John, had been drafted the year before into the Union Army. Confederate Winter is their story.

By 1864 the Confederacy is on the verge of defeat. Atlanta has fallen and Confederate General John Bell Hood's army is in retreat. Hood formulates a bold plan to re-capture Nashville, the great base for the Union army in the West. A victory could change the course of the war. Hood needs manpower, however, and sends his conscription parties out to scour the countryside.

Confederate Winter tells the story of a true-life family caught up in this grand adventure. The Federals conscript John Sweeney, the father, in late 1863 as General Sherman prepares his march on Atlanta and the sea. His son William is left in charge of the family farm, until one early fall morning...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781512113327
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/12/2012
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

A direct descendant of William Sweeney and five other Civil War soldiers, the author has pieced this story together from historical documents and oral history.

Formerly a U.S. Army Captain, Mr. Vetters has studied the Civil War his entire life, both as a military professional and as a hobbyist. The author has also been a Civil War reenactor, allowing detailed perspectives in the day-to-day life of a Civil War soldier.

Mr. Vetters' active role in the classrooms of his three children ingrained him with an understanding of children's interests in this powerful subject.

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