A short story I wrote appears today in the webzine, Dew on the Kudzu. “Bushwhacker Blues: A Long Crawl Over the Hills” is a dramatic rendering of real events that happened in the North Carolina mountains in October in 1863. It recreates the Battle of Warm Springs between the forces commanded by Col. Lawrence Allen and Maj. John Woodfin and unionist bushwhackers. Then follows Allen as he spends the night on the mountain after being separated from his men. This story is an excerpt of a planned longer historical novel. Enjoy, it’s free!
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