Long Time Gone: Neighbors Divided by Civil War

Long Time Gone: Neighbors Divided by Civil War

by Les Rolston

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Long Time Gone: Neighbors Divided by Civil War by Les Rolston

Experience the entire Civil War through the eyes of the soldiers-North and South. Fast paced, this very human story reads like you're watching a movie. "During wartime, soldiers never know the whole picture. Tracing the surprising parallel lives of childhood friends and kinsmen, Elisha Hunt Rhodes of the 2nd R. I. Regiment and James Rhodes Sheldon of the 50th Georgia Regiment, amidst the background of the Civil War from beginning to end, Les Rolston has shed new light from primary and secondary sources and added a poignant human touch to history." Robert Hunt Rhodes-editor of ALL FOR THE UNION: THE CIVIL WAR DIARY AND LETTERS OF ELISHA HUNT RHODES as featured in the PBS-TV series THE CIVIL WAR by Ken Burns.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692714782
Publisher: Revival Waves of Glory Books & Publishing
Publication date: 05/11/2016
Pages: 530
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author



Les Rolston was born in 1954 and has studied American history for most of his adult life. His greatest interest is in the lives of ordinary people, who in times of crisis go on to do extraordinary deeds. His first book, Lost Soul: A Confederate Soldier In New England (Mariner 2007 (second edition), described his efforts to preserve the unmarked grave site of a Confederate soldier buried in Rhode Island. As a result of this book Rolston gained national attention, telling his story through the Associated Press and television programs. He has received citations from the Rhode Island House of Representatives and a letter of commendation from former United States Senator Claiborne Pell. He was also awarded the Jefferson Davis Medal, the United Daughters of the Confederacy's highest award.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements xi

Author's Note xiii

A Frozen Bell xv

Little Falls 1

It Seemed As Though The Union Army Melted Away 17

We Are Living As Fine As You Ever Saw 45

Why Not? 85

Where Is You? Where Is You? 109

They Were A Savage Looking Set of Blue Birds 137

It Was A Sad List 163

Kiss This Corner 189

We All Stand As Hearty As Bucks 209

They Were Brave Men 237

A Wonderfully Tenacious Life 255

A Lick and A Promise 271

The Angry Features of The Foe 301

Early Was Late 329

Very Fine Buttermilk, Indeed 353

We Were Gentleman of Leisure 377

Great Events Are To Happen In A Few Days 401

Home? I Had None 427

Epilogue 441

Mayoral Proclamations 457

End Notes 461

Bibliographies 495

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