Ragman's Roll (Paperback)

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Ragman's Roll (Paperback)

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The Civil War novel Ragman's Roll takes readers back to that bitter period of American history, as two men enlist right after war breaks out. Will Wallace and Tom Jackson were aides and security agents for President Lincoln. After helping him win the presidency in 1860, they are now embarking on a new adventure, fending off death and the possible division of the union. Tom becomes a scout for Will, who rises in rank to become Union General W. H. L. Wallace. As the hero of two battles, Fort Donelson and Shiloh, Wallace was responsible for saving Grant's army at the Battle of Shiloh, despite being fatally injured on the battlefield. A secondary plot focuses on the dreams of General Wallace as he lay dying from his wounds. A vision appears to him, reminding of him of the true reason for his sacrifice: to ensure the end of slavery and preserve democracy. About the Author Jon Neal Wallace grew up in Burlington, Iowa. Just north, in the township of Northfield, is a cemetery holding the remains of the author's great-great grandfather, James Parker Wallace Sr., first cousin of General W. H. L. Wallace. The inspiration for this book came because of a quote made by General Grant, stating, " 'Had General W. H. L. Wallace lived, I would not be where I am today." This meant General Will did something special, "so I started researching, and found out the true facts about the general. He is the unsung hero of the Civil War." The author holds an MFA in creative writing from Goddard College. This is his first book. The next is about the Underground Railroad in Iowa. Cover flag photo provided by Illinois State Military Museum Publisher's website: http: //sbpra.com/JonNealWallace.
Product Details ISBN: 9781625163769
ISBN-10: 1625163762
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency, LL
Publication Date: June 25th, 2014
Pages: 214
Language: English