The Resurrection of Cain

The Resurrection of Cain

The Resurrection of Cain

The Resurrection of Cain

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Overview

In February 1864, the Confederate States of America opened a POW camp
that originally covered about 16.5 acres. It was enclosed by a 15-foot high
stockade made of rough-hewn logs. A fence known as "the dead line" was erected
approximately 19 feet within the borders of the grim stockade walls. It
demarcated a no-man's land designed to keep prisoners away from the stockade
wall. Any man crossing or even touching the dead line was shot without warning
by sentries in the watch towers. Before the conflict ended, nearly 13,000 men
died at Andersonville.


Caleb Blackwell is thrust into a man-made version of hell when he is marched
into Camp Sumter, a Confederate prison near Andersonville, Georgia. He is forced
to become a different man than the son of a farmer that he was before the war.
After killing a fellow prisoner a number of inmates began calling Caleb, Cain, for
killing his brother in arms. Once the war was over, Caleb returns to Missouri trying
to take up the life of a farmer--building a cabin, taking a wife, and tilling the land.
Plowing is not an easy task, but Caleb finds it not as difficult as dealing with the
ghosts of his past.


Caleb tried to bury the memories of the past, by working as hard as he could. After
a particularly hard day's work, he finds his home empty, and his wife missing, perhaps
kidnapped. Caleb begins a journey that forces him to face the ghosts of his past, and
acknowledge that he might not be the same man he was before the war. The soft-spoken
Missouri farmer is a different sort altogether when armed with an 1847 Walker Colt and a
sawed-off shotgun. In order to survive the hard trail he must ride, he resurrects the man
he had to become to survive Andersonville Prison; Cain. Cain knows all too well, spilling
blood can change a man, altering his fate. Alone in the vast wilderness of the frontier,
Caleb begins to realize that finding his wife might mean losing himself.


Product Details

BN ID: 2940161065419
Publisher: Steve Croy
Publication date: 04/12/2023
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 727 KB

About the Author

I was born in rural Southeast Missouri in the middle of the last century.
Turning eighteen, Uncle Sam provided a job for me. The GI Bill turned out to
be my ticket to a college degree, allowing me to make a career out of
programming computers. Developing software--a career focused on technology,
was challenging. Now I am retired, and I write books instead of programs.


My wife and I lived in Palm Beach County for twenty years, where a walk
on the beach could turn up sea shells, shark teeth, bits of coral and odd
bits of flotsam. Now we live in Tennessee, where we enjoy the changing seasons!

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