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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The Civil War was a war of Americans against Americans. It was fought on
American soil. Neighbors fought against neighbors. 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 states where it already
existed. Most people in the South did not believe him. After his election, South
Carolina seceded from, ...
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 the south, on a farm near Franklin, Tennessee, Edwina's sister, Julia
Shaw, lived with her family. The Shaws supported the Confederacy. On April 12,
1861, Confederate forces attacked Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina.
This fort belonged ...
The Civil War Adventures of Sam Shaw Kate Connell. With the war over, the
Shaws and the Abbotts faced the same enormous task that faced the entire
country: to put the war behind them. It wasn't easy. By the time Eli came home,
Henry was in Nashville with his regiment. 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 ...
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INTRODUCTION A House Dividing
Living With the Enemy
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