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

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Zondervan, Mar 8, 2011 - Fiction - 368 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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Review: An Eye for Glory: The Civil War Chronicles of a Citizen Soldier

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Been reading this off and on... It was, at times, a slow read... But at Gettysburg it picked up. Also as I began to understand and relate to Michael Palmer's struggle could I begin to see the depth of ... Read full review

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Good history novel set during the civil war. Read full review


CHAPTER 1Over the Mountain
CHAPTER 2Daily Bread
CHAPTER 3Through the Valley
CHAPTER 4Wife of My Youth
CHAPTER 5Answering the Call
CHAPTER 6The Hour of Trial
CHAPTER 7Fall of the Mighty
CHAPTER 8Requiem
CHAPTER 20A Knock on the Head
CHAPTER 21Northward Bound
CHAPTER 22Northward Bound Again
CHAPTER 24Dust and Ashes
CHAPTER 25New Recruits
CHAPTER 26Dry Powder
CHAPTER 27Back to the Enemy

CHAPTER 9The Dark Times
CHAPTER 10Bugs and the Band
CHAPTER 11Trudge to the Rappahannock
CHAPTER 12A Carol for Caroline Street
CHAPTER 13Plain of the Dead
CHAPTER 14The Endless Night
CHAPTER 15Tears in the Yuletide
CHAPTER 16General Decline
CHAPTER 17General Renewal
CHAPTER 18A Grand Design
CHAPTER 19The Inn at the Crossroad
CHAPTER 28Winter Quarters
CHAPTER 29Eye to Eye
CHAPTER 30A Season in the Wilderness
CHAPTER 31The Mule Shoe
CHAPTER 32Assault at Cold Harbor
CHAPTER 33Her Husbands Crown
CHAPTER 34Unto the Mountains
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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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