Something snapped in Bucky Culp's brain when his commanding officer and his best friend were both captured at the Battle of Harrisonburg. Although he risked being shot for a spy, he shed his uniform and reverted to his Indian ways to successfully infiltrate the Rebels' camp. Slithering like a venomous timber rattler to the tent where his comrades were being held, Bucky would have successfully freed Lieutenant Colonel Kane and Jimmy Jewett if not for the actions of a traitorous villain who had deserted from his very own regiment! Bucky Culp, Jimmy Jewett, and their closely knit squad thought they were seasoned veterans until they had to endure the rigors of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign. The campaign was fought using Thomas Kane's newly developed tactic of being "foot cavalry." The squad's true mettle was tested by grueling forced marches, the death of a beloved comrade, and the bitter defeats that decimated the ranks of the proud Bucktail Regiment.
Table of Contents
|Chapter 1||Bucktail City||1|
|Chapter 2||The Blizzard||10|
|Chapter 3||Green Sausage||23|
|Chapter 4||Run Rabbit Run||33|
|Chapter 5||Wood Foraging||41|
|Chapter 6||Bucky's Restlessness||50|
|Chapter 7||Breaking Camp||57|
|Chapter 8||The Mud March||69|
|Chapter 9||Can't Make a Crooked Stick Straight||76|
|Chapter 10||Mr. Lincoln||85|
|Chapter 11||Chasing Old Jack||94|
|Chapter 12||Scarecrow's Battle||112|
|Chapter 13||Searching for Kane||125|
|Chapter 14||Bucky's Quest||132|
|Chapter 15||Cross Keys||145|
|Chapter 16||Parole at Last!||152|
|Chapter 17||The Night Fight||158|
|Chapter 18||Standing Fast||171|
|Chapter 19||Put-downs and Promotions||179|
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The Bucktails' Shenandoah March based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
I've read both of the authors' Bucktail adventures, and thoroughly enjoyed both. While many Civil War stories rely too heavily on cannon fire and gun powder, these stories highlight the carefully nuanced development of friendships forged in hard times. Much of the Bucktails' real adventure happens in camp, where the soldiers' personal challenges and character growth take center stage. That's not to say Civil War buffs won't be satisfied. The battle scenes are compelling. And the daily life of the everyday soldier--too often ignored in Civil War fiction¿come to life here, providing a clear and accurate picture of the deprivations and nonsense that make war hell for the foot soldier. I'm looking forward to the next installment of the Bucktail story, and hope the series catches on.