Our novel about the Great Reunion

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Comments posted on eBook sites from readers:

“I think this three book series is one of the most emotional I have had the pleasure of reading”

“If you are a Civil War Buff, read this book…I could not put it down”

“The author took you right back to 1913. I felt that I was experiencing everything first hand”

“You could have been there listening in”

“I really felt a connection to the people and could almost step back in time”

Travel back in time to meet and spend the Great Reunion – and the months leading up to the Jubilee – with the following unforgettable characters in this meticulously researched tale:

Devin McAteer, who was at Vicksburg with Ulysses Grant’s Army of the Tennessee rather than Gettysburg during those first days of July, 1863 and who stayed in the Union Army for another decade during Reconstruction. Devin reluctantly attends The Great Reunion because of the personal plea of his aging cousin Seamus despite feeling out of place because he hadn’t fought at Gettysburg.

Philip Roberdeau from New Orleans, a former Confederate officer who had resigned from West Point shortly before graduation because of the start of the Civil War; a one-time ally during Reconstruction of the controversial Confederate General James Longstreet; and who attended the much smaller 25th reunion of The Battle of Gettysburg back in 1888.

Angus Findlay, now just past his 85th birthday but during the Battle of Gettysburg a dashing cavalry officer serving with the Army of Northern Virginia directly under the legendary J.E.B. Stuart…and who became a leading figure in Virginia politics during Reconstruction.

Chester Morrison, a classic Gilded Age Titan of Industry (and recent widower) from Philadelphia who decades earlier had been a green private facing battle for the first time at Gettysburg.

Edgar and Johnny Sullivan, brothers from Illinois who had been members of the Union Cavalry Division that arrived at Gettysburg the day before the battle began. Years later, the Sullivans became allies of the Earp brothers in Tombstone and were first-hand witnesses to the evolution of Arizona from Old West to the early 20th century.

Ned Tomlinson, a Confederate veteran from Norfolk, Virginia who lost his left leg during the ill-fated assault known ever since as Pickett’s Charge before being taken prisoner by the Yankees.

Doctor Samuel Chambers, a young unmarried Philadelphia physician thrust into great responsibility as Pennsylvania’s chief planner of medical and aid facilities for more than 50,000 Civil War veterans, averaging 70 years of age…all of whom will be spending the duration of The Great Reunion encamped in outdoor tents under temperatures expected to approach or even exceed 100 degrees.

Louisa May Sterling, a Gettysburg nurse and the young widow of a West Point-educated Army officer whose untimely death from typhoid left her alone with only her son Randall for companionship…but for whom The Great Reunion opens up an unexpected second chance at happiness when she meets Samuel Chambers.

John K. Tener, the real-life Governor of Pennsylvania – born in County Tyrone, Ireland, only weeks after the Battle of Gettysburg – who was a former Major League baseball player and under whose leadership The Great Reunion was planned and held.

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