The Slopes of War
Buck Summerhill, a young soldier from West Virginia, faces the horrors of the Battle of Gettysburg knowing that his two cousins, Custis and Mason, may be fighting against him in the Army of northern Virginia. "The author expertly conveys the flavor of the significant Gettysburg context as well as the issues central to the war itself and opinions held by adherents of both sides." -- Booklist
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