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Historical Fiction

Ohio USA


Seeing the Elephant

One Man's Return to the Horrors of the Civil War

Seeing the Elephant: One Man’s Return to the Horrors of the Civil War is a true story originally told in 180 letters written by Lieutenant Thomas S. Armstrong of the 122nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry about his experiences in the Civil War. T.W. Harvey has used those letters and other primary research to tell of those experiences from the decision to fight for his country and what it stood for, to being discharged after the Battle of Shiloh due to illness; to the decision to re-enlist knowing that he will see the horrors of battle once again and the possibility of death; to being captured at the Second Battle of Winchester; to endure the horrible conditions of prison life; to escaping from Libby Prison only to be recaptured; to being paroled and marching in the funeral procession of Abraham Lincoln. Harvey recounts these events as they happened to an ordinary infantry soldier, one of 2.5 million men who served their country, both North and South, during the Civil War. He tells of the thoughts and feelings of Lt. Armstrong; his worries, fears, and concerns; emotions that every man in uniform felt against the background of the conflict that tore the North and South apart.


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Chauncey's Blood

A Hiram Robinett Story of the Civil War

Curt J. Robinette

Readers' Favorite Book Review 5-Star

A young man from Chauncey, Ohio, is one of the first to answer the President’s call for volunteers to help defend the nation. As a “90-day wonder”, he evaluates his opportunities and makes the choice of cavalry over infantry. With his childhood friend, they depart on the trip of a lifetime. Based upon actual experiences, good and bad. A story filled with military and historical facts and appropriate assumptions to get them where they ended up. Heroes of a different sort, Hiram and Robert answered the call to duty and gave their best to help save the country. Experience their adventures and immediately realize their contributions. It is an engaging emotional story that leaves the reader wanting more.


In Ohio...

Athens: Little Professor Book Center, White's Mill

Nelsonville: Rocky Outdoor Store, Nelsonville Emporium

A Powerful and Heartfelt Civil War Story

The peace and beauty of the Ohio countryside became still when the real presence of the war came knocking. Thousands of young Ohio men eagerly enlisted and abandoned their families and everyday lives. There would be no contentment for a long time to come. Discover how one family struggled through hard times, love and despair during the Civil War. Let not the passage of time erase their memories and may their footprints in the dust not fade away.

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