Nashville 1864: The Dying of the Light
It's the winter of 1864 and Union troops have occupied Nashville. Twelve year old Steven Moore, and his slave companion Dink slip behind enemy lines in search of Steven's father, a Confederate captain in General Hood's ragtag army. When the two boys stumble across a Rebel group waiting in ambush, it is the beginning of what Steven will remember as "my long nightmare".
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NASHVILLE 1864: The Dying of the LightUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A somber, spare portrait of the Confederacy's twilight, as witnessed by a 12-year-old. The plot has the simplicity of a folk tale. Steven Moore sets out to find his father, a soldier, on the eve of a ... Read full review
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