An Eye for Glory: The Civil War Chronicles of a Citizen Soldier

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Zondervan, 2011 - Fiction - 364 pages
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Michael palmer is a good man, a family man. But honor and duty push him to leave his comfortable life and answer the call from Abraham Lincoln to fight for his country. This "citizen soldier" learns quickly that war is more than the battle on the field. Long marches under extreme conditions, illness, and disillusionment challenge at every turn. Faith seems lost in a blur of smoke and blood ... and death. Michael's only desire is to kill as many Confederate soldiers as he can so he can go home. He coldly counts off the rebels that fall to his bullets. Until he is brought up short by a dying man holding up his Bible. It's in the heat of battle at Gettysburg and the solemn aftermath that Michael begins to understand the grave cost of the war upon his soul. Here the journey really begins as he searches for the man he was and the faith he once held so dearly. With the help of his beloved wife, Jesse Ann, he takes the final steps towards redemption and reconciliation. Using first-hand accounts of the 14th Connecticut Infantry, Karl Bacon has crafted a detailed, genuine and compelling novel on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Intensely personal and accurate to the times, culture, and tragedy of the Civil War, An Eye for Glory may change you in ways you could have never imagined as well.

 

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Great way to bring the Civil War to life

User Review  - Janna Ryan - Christianbook.com

This book is a fascinating perspective on the Civil War as seen through the eyes of a civilian that volunteers for a 3 year term as a Union soldier. I am intrigued by the Civil War so I was excited to ... Read full review

An Eye for Glory

User Review  - CKendall - Christianbook.com

When I was in school, I remember studying the Civil war and I use the word ‘studying’ loosely. I was always so bored by it that I just wanted to memorize what I needed to know and move on. As I have ... Read full review

Contents

August 1882
15
Over the Mountain
17
Daily Bread
23
Through the Valley
31
Wife of My Youth
37
Answering the Call
47
The Hour of Trial
53
Fall of the Mighty
63
A Grand Design
171
The Inn at the Crossroad
183
A Knock on the Head
195
Northward Bound
207
Northward Bound Again
217
Bliss
229
Dust and Ashes
243
New Recruits
255

Requiem
69
The Dark Times
75
Bugs and the Band
85
Trudge to the Rappahannock
93
A Carol for Caroline Street
105
Plain of the Dead
115
The Endless Night
127
Tears in the Yuletide
139
General Decline
153
General Renewal
163
Dry Powder
265
Back to the Enemy
273
Winter Quarters
285
Eye to Eye
295
A Season in the Wilderness
303
The Mule Shoe
315
Assault at Cold Harbor
327
Her Husbands Crown
337
Unto the Mountains
345
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About the author (2011)

Karl Bacon is a first time novelist, but long time student of the Civil War. He and his wife, Jackie live in Naugatuck, Connecticut.

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