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"And what the devil is that God-awful smell?" "Aw, dang, if Old Holler didn't catch
me tossing a garter snake in the outhouse," Nate whined, scratching himself
furiously. "How's I suppose to know Lieutenant Tipton was sittin' in there?"
Fighting back a grin, Billy asked, "So, what'd Cawley have you do?" "Wade knee-
deep in latrine duty all night." His friends hooted with laughter. "I been busier than
a one-legged man in a butt- kicking contest," Nate added with a grin. "Man, you
"Me and the boys'll meet back at camp soon's we finish." Percy galloped away,
and Pirou's boots thumped down the wooden planks leading toward the latrine
ditch. Knowing that his curiosity could get him killed, Joseph waited a few
minutes, and then followed Pirou. He hid behind a dilapidated corncrib, watching
as the Cajun and four others kicked and rolled a long, large object wrapped in
burlap into the ditch. Two men quickly covered it up with a shallow layer of dirt. "
A mumbled, halfhearted response came from the shivering men within earshot.
Taking the jug from Skeeter, Michael Dougall stood tall and held the jug high
above his head, shouting, "To wives 'n' lovers, may they never meet — and to the
end o' this miserable war!" Cheers erupted from both sides of the battlefield,
Federal and Confederate alike. "Dougall!" Sergeant Cawley shouted. "You dang
fool! Get your head down!" Before Michael could duck, a bullet dropped him
heavily into the ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bnbookgirl - LibraryThing
Definitely an enjoyable tale about the Civil War and its tolls on the people fighting and left behind. Bedlam South is an insane asylum in Mississippi and the novel ends there. The story begins in an ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - zibilee - LibraryThing
Bedlam South is a thrilling and evocative triple tale of the action and and atrocities of the Civil War as told by its participants. Zeke and Billy, two brothers enlisted in the army of northern ... Read full review