Yankee Blue Or Rebel Gray?: The Civil War Adventures of Sam Shaw
As cousins take up arms against one another and America?s bloodiest war unfolds, young Sam Shaw grows to realize that choosing sides in this conflict is far more complicated than he had thought. Connell details significant battles and profiles key historical figures as she conveys the heart-wrenching turbulence of a family and nation divided.
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Cousins fought against cousins. Even brothers fought against each other. At the
root of the struggle was the issue of slavery. In 1860 Americans elected a new
president, Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln had promised not to end slavery in the
This is what happened to the Shaws and the Abbotts, cousins from Tennessee
and Ohio. In Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Thomas Abbott and his wife, Edwina, were
loyal Unionists. They believed the Union should remain united. Hundreds of
miles to ...
When Henry visited the Shaws, the two cousins came face to face. One was a
victorious Union officer. The other was a defeated yet fiercely proud Rebel. On
the surface, the visit was cordial. But underneath, feelings of pride, sorrow, and ...
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INTRODUCTION A House Dividing
Living With the Enemy
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