Away at War introduces the reader to the terrible impact, the pain and anxiety, and the untold suffering war causes family members left behind. A moving chronicle of the experience of war and a compelling story with relevant historical references. Well crafted, reads like a real piece of history!" 5-Stars
Away at War: A Civil War Story of the Family Left Behind
Nick K. Adams, author
This true story (Historical Fiction) of endurance and loss during the American Civil War opens with D. Brainard Griffin's farewell to his family, as he heads of to fight to preserve the Union, promising to return to their farm on the Minnesota prairie. His wife and their three young children are left behind to manage the farm on their own. Minnesota's harsh seasons dictate the cycles they must follow, but even with his weekly letters from the battlefield, and with the help of neighbors and family, the hardships and responsibilities are almost beyond them. And Brainard never returns, as he is killed two years later at the Battle of Chickamauga.
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