In fact, it is just the opposite. The war is lost, the boy dies, and animals are harmed in the passing of this time period in Georgia.
Powell's Drawing on a rich array of primary and secondary sources—particularly the diaries and memoirs of four Southerners who lived through the final year of the Civil War—Ash, associate professor history at the University of Tennessee, has drawn a vivid picture of everyday people scrambling to survive with Darwinian tenacity as their world collapses around them.
Through his intelligent choice of diverse subjects—an upper-class Confederate widow reduced to drudgery and a diet of beans and scraps; an enterprising slave who tucks away a nest egg and learns to read while still in bondage; a young farmer whose discovery of faith and love renews his enthusiasm for life; and a year-old preacher from a prosperous slave-owning family, who survives the dissolution of the institution that had sustained their prosperity—Ash tells a tale that reads like a novel, while illuminating important historical themes: This book—an original blending of social, military and local history, crafted by an author with a muscular style, a keen eye for memorable details and the good sense to avoid scholarly jargon and weighty theory—is refreshingly difficult to pigeonhole and will be of interest to both Civil War buffs looking for something new, and to those who simply like a good yarn well told.() was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar, the th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the th year of the 2nd millennium, the 65th year of the 19th century, and the 6th year of the s decade.
As of the start of , the Gregorian calendar was 12 days ahead of the Julian. Slavery in the United States was the legal institution of human chattel enslavement, primarily of Africans and African Americans, that existed in the United States of America in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Slavery had been practiced in British America from early colonial days, and was legal in all Thirteen Colonies at the time of the Declaration of Independence in In the spring of , John had put the war totally out of his mind (Ash 87).
He had decided now to devote all of his time to the Lord.
He visited frequently the Reverend Payne, who helped start off John down the path of becoming a minister/5(1).
The Papers of Reynolds Cahoon, Catalogued (Described) by John Hajicek for “MormonHill” on eBay Containing items of retained records of Reynolds Cahoon, a Mormon. These are the stories of "four people who lived through the most tumultuous year in American history." Each of the four was a diarist/writer, and recorded their piece of the events in , the last year of the Civil War and its chaotic aftermath.
The individual experiences of the four comes out in the form of a slave undergoing through a lot of misery, with his wife, in an attempt to gain freedom from.