A Beautiful Glittering Lie
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Chapter 1: Chapter One
"...sorghum. Their peacefulness didn’t last long, for news came that Fort Sumter, off the coast of South Carolina in Charleston Harbor, had been bombarded by Confederate forces and captured. Two days later, President Lincoln called for 75,000 volunteers, evidence that a war was now truly imminent. On April 17, Virginia seceded, and two days later, a mob of Southern sympathizers in Baltimore attacked the 6th Massachusetts Regiment while it marched through on its way to Washington. Newspapers reported that four soldiers and twenty rioters were killed. ..."

Chapter 3: Chapter Three
"...The next morning, May 3, the soldiers reached Jonesborough, Tennessee, and were allowed to exit the cars. Ladies from the town turned out to welcome them, questioned them about their home state, and exchanged opinions about the war. After a six-hour delay, the train finally continued on, destined for Virginia. ..."
"...On the following day, May 6, Arkansas seceded from the Union, and on the following day, the 4th Alabama was inducted into Confederate service, mustered in for the duration of one year. Following several days of idleness, the recruits embarked yet again via train to Strasburg, Virginia, arriving on May 11. The weather had become partly cloudy, to the men’s delight. They rested in the afternoon, and prepared rations for the next day’s march that evening. ..."
"... lady called out to the men in Hiram’s company as they marched by. “Where are y’all from?” William Rivers responded, “Alabama’s sons come to fight for Virginia’s daughters!” The young woman joyfully squealed to her friends. Some of the soldiers around Hiram sniggered at her ..."
"...During the month of May, the Confederacy’s capital moved from Montgomery to Richmond, and another southern state, North Carolina, seceded. Hiram learned that the reason for his regiment’s relocation was because Union forces had moved into Virginia and seized Alexandria, which was nearly seventy miles away. Although the situation seemed to be worsening, strangely enough, visitors from Huntsville steadily arrived to see their boys, bringing gifts and letters. Citizens from home temporarily took their own places in the ranks as privates, readying for the fight, but ..."
"...News came that Union General George B. McClellan had driven the Confederates out of the Allegheny Mountains, thus bringing the western portion of Virginia under U.S. control. By doing so, he secured himself a nickname, “Little Napoleon.” A short time later, it was reported that the U.S. Sanitary Commission had been founded by a group of New York women who intended to promote healthful practices within the ranks. Although Rebel forces had no ..."
"... the death!” added George Anderson. Bee immediately set the men into action, leading them forward into the fray. On the other side of the ravine awaited a brigade of Virginians commanded by General Thomas Jackson, who sat stoically upon his steed. General Bee brought him to the men’s ..."
"... by General Thomas Jackson, who sat stoically upon his steed. General Bee brought him to the men’s attention, and said, “Let us go and support Jackson! See, he stands like a stone wall! Rally behind the Virginians!” As the regiment moved left, an artillery battery cut through their ..."

Chapter 4: Chapter Four
"...Although he knew he was going against his mother’s wishes, David went out of his way to learn what was happening in Virginia, and he read every detail he could find about the battle. He found out that on July 27, General McClellan was appointed to Commander of the Department of the Potomac, replacing General McDowell, who had failed at the battle, which the Northerners were calling Bull Run and the Rebels ..."
"... watching for a moment. The men below marched in unison, their feet stomping in rhythm, dust billowing up to their knees. “Are y’all goin’ to Virginia?” David asked. “Don’t rightly know where we’re headed,” came the response. “We might stay close by. I hear tell there’s ..."

Chapter 5: Chapter Five
"...Caroline received another letter from Hiram the following week, informing her that the 4th Alabama had established their winter camp in the Virginia wilderness. He apologized, but didn’t foresee the possibility of returning home for Christmas. Hiding her disappointment, she put on a smile, told her children that their brave father was staying in Virginia for the holidays, and carried on as if it didn’t affect her. Deep down, however, her heart ..."

Chapter 6: Chapter Six
"...The weather had been typical, although Hiram, Bud, and the rest of their regiment thought differently, since they were unaccustomed to Virginia’s snowy winters. General Joe Johnston’s Army of Northern Virginia established their winter quarters, and the camp sprawled from Fredericksburg southwest into the Shenandoah Valley, with the 4th Alabama constructing their site near Manassas Junction at Dumfries. ..."
"...were on the move in Tennessee, and great concern arose over the possible invasion of Alabama by Union troops. A significant battle had taken place at Pea Ridge, Arkansas, with triumphant Union troops seizing control of the Missouri River. And at the mouth of the James River, the CSS Virginia, the first of its kind, called an “ironclad,” met its equal with the Union’s ironclad, the USS Monitor. Both ships fired upon each other throughout the day of March 9, but neither was victorious. The Virginia was unable to penetrate and destroy the Union blockade. ..."

Chapter 7: Chapter Seven
"...in the afternoon, General Lee arrived. The men soon learned that he had been given control of the Confederate army, and that General Smith was relieved of command. Lee promptly renamed his soldiers. What had previously been known as the “Army of the Potomac” became the “Army of Northern Virginia.” For his first act of authority, he commanded his troops to “strike the tent,” and returned them to Richmond. The 4th Alabama had lost eight of their own, and nineteen were wounded. General Whiting was placed in command of the division, while Colonel Law was designated as brigade commander. ..."

Chapter 8: Chapter Eight
"...General Jackson ordered his troops to support A. P. Hill’s Virginians, who arrived first, and had been engaged in battle for over two hours. The Alabamians, who were on the far right beside the 11th Mississippi, hesitated upon seeing the open field that they were expected to cross in order to reach the Virginians. ..."
"...fell screaming to their deaths while the regiment progressed. Smoke was so thick and suffocating that the Rebels choked and coughed. They could barely see ten feet in front of them, but they knew they had to persevere. The Alabamians advanced to find a brigade of A. P. Hill’s Virginians lying in front of the enemy’s lines. Hill, in his distinctive red shirt, rode up and down the line, immune to the shelling. Out of ammunition, and too exhausted to move, the Virginians were forced to endure the shower of bullets and shrapnel that hailed down upon them. ..."
"... One, two, three, four! One, two, three, four!” The 4th Alabama responded, as if they were in a dress parade, until they passed the Virginians. Given the command, the Rebels charged, bounding toward their foe with a shrill, screeching yell. Caught in the whirlwind, Hiram charged fearlessly. ..."
"...By now, many of the Southern soldiers wore tattered clothing and were without shoes. All had little rations, since the Seven Days Battles had depleted Virginia of crops and livestock, which had been taken by both advancing armies. Because of heavy rain and exposure to the elements, numerous men fell victim to fever. Bud was no exception. He tried to hide his ailment, but Hiram knew him too well. ..."

Chapter 9: Chapter Nine
"...who had turned his Grand Army of the Potomac away from Washington, and was headed back in the direction of Fredericktown. The Alabamians reached Hagerstown, where they awaited news from Jackson. While there, they discovered that the Maryland countryside had been left virtually untainted, unlike the ravaged landscape of Virginia. ..."
"...immediately became engaged, while the 4th Alabama was held in reserve. The fighting was intense, until darkness finally interrupted it, with neither side emerging triumphant. Soon the Alabamians fell asleep from utter exhaustion, but were roused in the middle of the night, and marched across the Potomac to the Virginia side. ..."
"...to lieutenant general. A day later, so was General Jackson, and on that same day, General Stuart began his raid into Pennsylvania. The troopers rode up to Chambersburg, where they helped themselves to fresh horses and newly harvested fodder. They continued on around the Union army and returned to Virginia, completing Stuart’s second ride around McClellan. ..."

Chapter 10: Chapter Ten
"...mortem before, but nothing as horrendous as the mangled bodies of slain soldiers left rotting on the ground with dead horses. Setting the newspaper down, he came to the conclusion that his mother had to somehow be prevented from seeing them. It was apparent that the distant battles in Virginia were getting closer all the time, which he found somewhat distressing. ..."

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