Journey To Gettysburg: One Family's Civil War

Journey To Gettysburg: One Family's Civil War

by Robert J. Trout

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“Horses,” she whispered. And with that one word five-year-old Ruth Scott set in motion a family saga that would test the measure of a son's courage, a mother's conflict between love of family and love of country, a father's commitment to keep a promise, and a daughter's extraordinary gift.

In the early morning hours of October 10, 1862, Confederate Major General J.E.B. "Jeb" Stuart and 1800 of his cavalry splashed across the Potomac River and rode toward Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. General Robert E. Lee, commander of the Rebel army, had given the order for a raid in the hope that it would arouse the Union army to action.
Along the way, the gray troopers passed through the quiet town of Mercersburg. The people in and around the town could do nothing to stop them.
Tom Scott and his boy militia, the “Mercersburg Invincibles,” were the only ones to offer any resistance, but in the end, they stood as prisoners before none other than Stuart himself.
The Rebels finally rode on, leaving the town in turmoil and the Scott family forever changed.
Tragically, this would not be the last time that the Rebels invaded Pennsylvania. In the following year, Tom and his family received terrible news that sent them on a journey to the embattled town of Gettysburg.

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BN ID: 2940016534626
Publisher: Paths of History Publishers
Publication date: 05/08/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 200
File size: 995 KB

About the Author

A teacher and prominent historian for over forty years, Robert J.
Trout has dedicated his life to illuminating the history of the
Civil War. He is considered one of the leading experts on Southern
For fourteen years he portrayed Major General J.E.B. Stuart in
a living history group, which led to the publication of his first book
They Followed the Plume: The Story of J. E. B. Stuart and His Staff.
He has authored eleven other books, including the acclaimed
historical novel, The Story of Red Eye: The Miracle Horse of
Gettysburg. Journey to Gettysburg: One Family’s Civil War is his
third work of fiction.

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