A Beautiful Glittering Lie
One bullet can make a man a hero… or a casualty.


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Chapter 9: Chapter Nine
"...off, and soon Hiram and his comrades fell asleep. Around midnight, they were ordered to quietly go down the road, one at a time, in an attempt to sneak past the enemy. Carrying Colonel McLemore on a stretcher, they managed to escape, and continued on until they reached the Antietam River near Sharpsburg at noon the next day, where they learned that General Jackson had successfully captured Harpers Ferry because McClellan was too slow to prevent it. The Alabamians found the opportunity to wash their ragged butternut clothing and take much-needed baths. ..."
"...small, whitewashed, one-story structure sans steeple. The men learned that it was named after German Baptist immigrants, who baptized their brethren in the creek, thus acquiring the nickname “dunkers.” The soldiers remained there under heavy shelling throughout the next day until sunset, when McClellan sent a force across the Antietam River, so they moved forward to meet it. They marched through an open field while a cyclone of shells burst around them, and along with the clatter of their musketry, created such a ruckus that their commanders’ orders were lost in the din. Few were hit, however, and as ..."

Chapter 10: Chapter Ten
"...shortage. Major changes were taking place within both armies. As of November 10, Alabama had supplied over sixty thousand men to the Confederate cause. President Lincoln replaced McClellan yet again, this time with General Burnside, not so much because of Burnside’s performance at the recent Battle of Sharpsburg, or Antietam as the Yankees were calling it, but because of his displayed abilities at First Manassas. Frustrated that “Little Napoleon” had refused to aggressively pursue and attack the Rebels by inaccurately assuming he was outnumbered, Lincoln was quoted as saying to him, “If you don’t want to use the army, ..."

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