This evening after dinner you will take the shadows of gray and blue candlelight walking tour. Stuart entrusted a secret album to laura ratcliffe, a young girl in fairfax county, as a token of his high appreciation of her patriotism, admiration of her viruses, and pledge of his lasting. Jul 24, 2009 a trailer for the awardwinning civil war novel shades of gray by historical fiction author jessica james, using art by renowned civil war artist dale gallon. The lion of the south shades of gray noble cause above and beyond liberty and destiny the gray ghost of civil war virginia.
Sep 18, 20 no name in the annals of the civil war conjures a more romantic and aweinspiring image than that of confederate colonel john mosby of virginia. Shades of gray a novel of the civil war in virginia by. According to the book virginia and virginians by robert alonzo brock page 726 under the heading of john t. Shades of gray is a quiet little book which chronicles what it looks like to change your mind and to its the story of 12 year old will, a virginian and the only surviving member of his immediate family after the civil war. Jessica james is an american author of suspense, historical fiction, and military fiction ranging from the revolutionary war to modern day she is a threetime winner of the john esten cooke award for southern fiction and was featured in the book 50 great writers you should be reading published in 2010. Civil war novel shades of gray southern historical. A novel of the civil war in virginia, or a tale of the war for southern independence in the old dominion. The mcclelland letters are good, informative, substantive primary sources. Both the revolutionary war and the civil war involved siege warfare here. Here the largest prison of the north was established august 1, 1863, on the low peninsula where the potomac joins the chesapeake bay. His father had fought for the confederacy, while his uncle had refused to take part fighting for either side of the war. Shades of gray is a powerful exploration into a defining era of american history. Jan 16, 2020 in 1955, in caroline county, virginia, amidst segregation and prejudice, injustice and cruelty, two teenagers fell in love. The gray ghost of civil war virginia jessica james award.
Published by patriot press, the novel concerns the growing relationship between a virginian who is a ardent secessionist and confederate advocate. Shades of gray is a historical novel written by carolyn reeder. Published by arrangement with macmillan publishing companytitle page verso an ala notable book cover rl. The civil war in southwest virginia hollins magazine.
A new day begins in virginia, a day promising all the fun and excitement of hiking the appalachian trail. The 18th virginia completed its organization in may, 1861. Lacewood jessica james awardwinning suspense author. Nevertheless, it shows the untold hardship that war can inflict on innocent people. Civil war novel shades of gray southern historical fiction. Her novels are featured in library collections throughout the united states including. Reeder and her husband wrote a trio of books for adults based on their findings about shenandoah. Sparkling waters of the chesapeake bay and the atlantic ocean gently lap against miles of sandy beaches. Shades of gray is a young adolescent book set immediately after americas civil war. West virginia is the only state formed by seceding from a confederate state.
Mills is the author of numerous books on the history of northern virginia, including alexandria 18611865, hidden history of northern virginia, echoes of manassas, and historic. But it has created a vacuum in the life of will page, a 12yearold boy. Shades of gray is a young adult novel that was written by carolyn reeder. Shades of gray civil war era camp band home facebook. Why did will feel like throwing out his button collection. The main character, twelveyearold william page, finds himself an orphan after the war and is sent to live.
Courage wears many facesthe civil war may be over, but for twelv. Published by patriot press, the novel concerns the growing relationship between a virginian who is a. Terrill, the first in union service and the second in confederate, and both were killed in action, as was a younger son, philip mallory terrill. See more ideas about books, civil war books and war.
Despite the adult themes in the books, im excited that there was a civil war concentration within childrens literature. It fought mostly with the army of northern virginia. Shades of gray a novel of the civil war in virginia. The story takes place shortly after the civil war in america. Shades of gray was less violent, but still focused on the grief and loss experienced during the aftermath of the war. The gray ghost of civil war virginia book by jessica james.
A novel of the civil war in virginia jessica james arrayed under different flags, andrea evans and captain alexander hunter are thrust together by a twist of fate, and, in time, form a bond it seems even war cannot sever. Civil war graves of northern virginia by charles a. Twelveyearold will page is a grieving and angry boy when doctor martin takes him to his relatives in the piedmont region of virginia. A novel of the civil war in virginia james, jessica on. John gray married polly, daughter of jacob and nancy leece.
Nov 06, 2012 during the war, he saw three sons and a soninlaw don gray and one son wear blue. The bluehued morning mist hugs the blue ridge and allegheny mountains. Shades of gray tells the story of a young boy named will, who has lost his entire family and home as a result of the civil war. Point lookout civil war history discussion american. There was a divide among the states, among brothers, families, and friends. Ellen adair was a sweet, somewhat silly 17yearold and well into her second year at hollins institute when one day in january 1863, with the civil war showing no sign of ending anytime soon, her father. Will had been raised in winchester, virginia, and his family had owned. If you like emotional journeys, rich southern backdrops, and epic stories of devotion, then youll adore jessica jamess captivating civil war adventure. The story is about a twelve year old boy named will page. The epitome of the southern cavalier, colonel mosby was a charismatic officer whose small band of partisans outwitted and outfought the union army on the fields and farmlands of northern. They contain insights into the sentiments and services of a citizensoldier who rose from private to captain in the 155th pennsylvania, a famous fighting regiment of the army of the potomac, 18621865. During the civil war it was a union held position in the center of a confederate state and helped shelter thousands of slave refugees. Buy shades of gray and feel the raw emotion and passion today. Yet author jessica james, in her novel shades of gray.
A sweeping paranormal time travel saga about a love that lives forever a royal affair series. Carolyn reeder at the end of the civil war, twelveyearold will, having lost all his immediate family, reluctantly leaves his city home to live in the virginia countryside with his aunt and the uncle he considers. The siege at petersburg your brother in arms flows along at an. Confederates built winter quarters and stayed at manassascentreville until march, 1862 source. The civil war between the yankees and the confederates has ended. A southern spy in northern virginia the civil war album of laura ratcliffe.
The gray ghost of civil war virginia jessica james. Records, 19521966, of the virginia civil war commission including correspondence, subject files, maps, minutes, photographs, publications, scrapbooks, site plans, reference material, films, and audio recordings created and collected by the virginia civil war commission. And on that level, read as a light war is an adventure ya oriented novel it works great. Winner of numerous awards and often compared to gone with the wind, shades of gray chronicles the clash of a confederate officer with a union spy as they defend their beliefs, their country and their honor. At the end of the civil war, twelveyearold will, having lost all his immediate family, reluctantly leaves his city home to live in the virginia countryside with his aunt and the uncle he considers a traitor because he refused to take part in the war. A novel of the civil war in virginia james, jessica on amazon. A trailer for the awardwinning civil war novel shades of gray by historical fiction author jessica james, using art by renowned civil war artist dale gallon. Mosby was the model for her fictional character, alexander hunter, in noble cause. The most recent addition to this segment of the book industry comes from a gettysburg author, jessica james. So excited to announce the release of a new e book as a companion to noble cause formerly shades of gray, that shares information about the life and exploits of colonel john singleton mosby, the reallife confederate soldier that my civil war novel is based on you can read more about it on my blog life in the past lane its currently available on amazon and smashwords, but will be. Jan 01, 2008 yet author jessica james, in her novel shades of gray. The civil war may be over, but for 12yearold will page, who considers the yankees responsible for the deaths of his parents and brother and sisters, the pain will never end. It fought mostly with the army of northern virginia the 18th virginia completed its organization in may, 1861. Dispatches from the unfinished civil war chapter 4 south carolina.
It is a wonderful book that helps readers get an idea of how it was to live during the civil war. Arcadia publishing has released a new title, on this day in west virginia civil war history. I stumbled across these books in the childrens literature class im taking this. In tennessee, we have all heard stories of life and death on the states civil war battlefields, but what happened to the men, women, and children who stayed at home. The 18th virginia volunteer infantry regiment was an infantry regiment raised in virginia for service in the confederate states army during the american civil war. What do you think of uncle jeds stand against fighting in the war. Shades of gray opens as a wild adventure novel featuring a headstrong young girl fighting for her country in the american civil war. Buy a cheap copy of the gray ghost of civil war virginia book by jessica james.
Its members were recruited at danville and farmville, and in the counties of nottoway, cumberland, prince edward. Cast your eyes back to the noble and daring achievements of men who. Mills is a compilation of rare photographs from the library of congress and the authors personal collection. The gray family were early seated in virginia, coming from ireland. He has been sent to live with his aunt and uncle on a farm, as directed by his mothers last wishes. Awardwinning historical fiction author jessica james penned a unique look at this iconic figure as a way to share this reallife soldiers story with her fiction fans. What happened when uncle jed and will went down to help repair the mill. A novel of the civil war in virginia 2008, paperback at the best online prices at ebay. Though enemies, each knows the other is but obeying the. Write or type a brief sentence, we may share in zoom meeting on thursdays. In the aftermath of the civil war, recently orphaned will must start a new life and. Sep 19, 20 the gray ghost of civil war virginia by jessica james sep 19, 20 blog 2 comments so excited to announce the release of a new e book as a companion to noble cause formerly shades of gray, that shares information about the life and exploits of colonel john singleton mosby, the reallife confederate soldier that my civil war novel is.
Their life together broke the law, but their determination would change it. Two of terrills sons rose to brigadier general in the war, william rufus terrill and james b. Their stories, seen through the lens of the objects that were a part of their daily lives, reflect the ways tennesseans adapted. Arrayed under different flags, andrea evans and captain alexander hunter are thrust together by a twist of fate, and, in time, form a bond it seems even war cannot sever. The book thief readers circle reprint paperback by markus zusak. No name in the annals of the civil war conjures a more romantic and aweinspiring image than that of confederate colonel john mosby of virginia. Georgetown university and the civil war, georgetown university alumni association, 1961 on april 15, 1861, following the battle of fort sumter, eighteen year old charles rand was at the eagle hotel in batavia, new york, when a telegram arrived announcing that president lincoln had called for volunteers. Shades of blue and graycivil war suggested itinerary. Frank leslies illustrated history of the civil war p. Jessica james book, shades of gray, is a novel about the civil war in virginia, but it is more about the honor and dedication, beliefs and convictions of both sides, than about the battles themselves.
A novel of the civil war in virginia 3in1 boxed set alert. No name in the annals of the civil war conjures up a more romantic and aweinspiring image than that of confederate colonel john singleton mosby of virginia. A novel of the civil war in virginia by jessica james. Shades of gray portray an american civil war era camp band. Wills family in winchester, virginia has been wiped out in the civil war. Mar 20, 2008 the most recent addition to this segment of the book industry comes from a gettysburg author, jessica james.
Dec 22, 2015 5 things you didnt know about confederate gray ive lost count of how many times ive explained the oversimplified rule that during the civil war the confederates aka guys from the south, good guys, bad guys depending on your point of view wore gray and the union troops aka guys from the north, good guys, bad guys. The group is made up mainly of confederate reenactors in the new england area of the usa. Richard and mildred loving were at the heart of a supreme court case that legalized marriage between races, and a story of the devoted couple who. Lang the deutsch publishing company, baltimore, maryland, 1895.1494 747 779 821 1450 1476 576 508 512 357 773 1022 1214 702 667 887 703 1001 1171 1370 426 135 1484 733 1511 1460 1025 920 860 922 1090 891 26 974 19 828 1287 499 17