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

What does 'campaign' mean?

Find out what campaign means. Campaign is explained by J D R Hawkins - author of A Beautiful Glittering Lie

campaign

A series of military operations, such as the Peninsula Campaign, that formed a distinct series of battles in the Civil War.

The word "campaign" is used in my novel, A Beautiful Glittering Lie as follows:

(Page 221)
The men made their way through unfamiliar terrain, weighed down with haversacks, bedrolls, cartridges, weaponry, and whatever cooking utensils they deemed essential. Many were without shoes. They were also lacking in equipment and numbers, thus making their Maryland campaign miserable.

(Page 232)
The Alabamians camped in the valley of the Oppequon Creek, where they recuperated from their hard campaign. During their hiatus, the men received letters from home, discovering that ties had been restored, due to the departure of the Union army from North Alabama. They waited in anticipation to hear their names called out by Quartermaster George Washington Jones, and went up to answer the post. Hiram and Bud both received letters, and after reading to themselves, shared with one another.

(Page 267)
Bud quietly chuckled. He looked back across the hillcrest to see Hiram make his way through the ranks. Deciding to join him, he sprang to his feet, and rapidly caught up. Hiram gave him several canteens to fill. They cautiously went down the hill, made their way through a stiff, frozen cluster of reeds, and dipped the metal containers into the frigid water at the river’s edge. While they squatted to fill the receptacles, they discussed the upcoming holiday, and how they excitedly looked forward to seeing their kinfolk, knowing that once the battle concluded, the winter campaign would be over.

(Page 274)
Lee nodded in response without displaying an ounce of emotion. He informed the men that those who could go home were granted “furloughs of indulgence,” since the winter campaign had come to a close. Bud knew what was required of him, although it was the last thing on earth he wanted to do. Melodic strains from a Federal band wafted across the river, but “Home Sweet Home” only deepened his sorrow.

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"... The men made their way through unfamiliar terrain, weighed down with haversacks, bedrolls, cartridges, weaponry, and whatever cooking utensils they deemed essential. Many were barefooted. They were also lacking in equipment and numbers, thus making their Maryland campaign miserable. The ..."
"...The Alabamians camped in the valley of the Opequon Creek, where they recuperated from their hard campaign. During their hiatus, the men received letters from home, discovering that ties had been restored, due to the departure of the Union army from north Alabama. They waited in anticipation to hear their names called out by Quartermaster George Washington Jones, and went up to answer the post. Hiram ..."

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Chapter 10: Chapter Ten
"...a stiff, frozen cluster of reeds, and dipped the metal containers into the frigid water at the river’s edge. While they squatted to fill the receptacles, they discussed the upcoming holiday, and how they excitedly looked forward to seeing their kinfolk, knowing that once the battle concluded, the winter campaign would be over. ..."
"...Lee nodded in response without displaying an ounce of emotion. He informed the men that those who could go home were granted “furloughs of indulgence,” since the winter campaign had come to a close. Bud knew what was required of him, although it was the last thing on earth he wanted to do. Melodic strains from a Federal band wafted across the river, but “Home Sweet Home” only deepened his sorrow. ..."

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