Shenandoah: a novel
Unwilling to accept Polly and Henry's marriage, Titus insists that Polly is still his wife, and a judge agrees. He refuses to divorce her, and later Polly's body is found at her father's plantation. The evidence points to Titus, and he is arrested and jailed.
As spring approaches, Will Brannon recuperates from his Gettysburg wound and returns to his regiment. In the meantime, a new commander leads the Union army into northern Virginia -- U.S. Grant. To block Grant's march on Richmond, Robert E. Lee attacks. Grant, however, does not retreat after this surprise engagement but marches on. The two armies clash again and again, maneuvering ever closer to the Rebel capital.
Will throws himself into the battles with abandon. At last his pain ends at the portentously named crossroads, Cold Harbor.
After Titus's innocence is proven, he joins the partisan rangers of John S. Mosby. This guerrilla-style warfare suits his nature, and the rangers so effectively harass the Federals in the rich farmland of the Shenandoah that Grant dispatches a special force to squash Mosby. This unit adopts a policy of total war in the valley so as to undercut Mosby's support.
Titus vows vengeance on the Yankees for this wanton destruction, but even he knows that there is littlechance that the tide will be stemmed. Both the Confederacy and the Brannons have suffered much in the year 1864. Now even the hotheaded Titus begins to wonder if the nation and his family will survive into 1865.
Brannon family (Fictitious characters) -- Fiction
Cold Harbor, Battle of, Va., 1864
Cold Harbor, Battle of, Va., 1864 -- Fiction
Culpeper County (Va.) -- Fiction
Grant, Ulysses S
Grant, Ulysses S. -- (Ulysses Simpson), -- 1822-1885 -- Fiction
Historical fiction, American
Historical fiction, American -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Mosby, John Singleton
Mosby, John Singleton, -- 1833-1916 -- Fiction
Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Fiction
Spotsylvania Court House, Battle of, Va., 1864
Spotsylvania Court House, Battle of, Va., 1864 -- Fiction
Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Fiction
Wilderness, Battle of the, Va., 1864
Wilderness, Battle of the, Va., 1864 -- Fiction
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|display_description||Shenandoah is the eighth book in a series of historical novels spanning the Civil War and describing its effects on one Southern family. The last half of 1863 has taken a toll on the Brannon family, but a Christmas lull in the fighting brings home Mac and Will as well as Titus, the son believed to have been killed in the war. Though his return is joyous news, Titus is devastated when he finds his wife remarried and pregnant. In his bitterness, he unleashes a personal war on the new family. Will returns to duty and is swept into the fighting in the Wilderness. For a time, Mac is with him, but a Federal raid near Richmond propels the Confederate cavalry toward the crossroads at Yellow Tavern -and destiny. Of the two brothers left at the Brannon farm, now behind enemy lines, one seeks vengeance on the Yankees fighting in the Shenandoah Valley.|
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|record_details||hoopla:MWT10028256|eAudiobook|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Blackstone Audio, Inc. ,|2005.|1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 30 min.)) : digital., ils:.b23837706|Book|Books||English|Cumberland House ;|2006.|416 p. ; 23 cm.|
|series||Civil War battle|
|series_with_volume||Civil War battle|8|
|subject_facet||Brannon family (Fictitious characters) -- Fiction, Cold Harbor, Battle of, Va., 1864 -- Fiction, Culpeper County (Va.) -- Fiction, Grant, Ulysses S. -- (Ulysses Simpson), -- 1822-1885 -- Fiction, Historical fiction, American -- Civil War, 1861-1865, Mosby, John Singleton, -- 1833-1916 -- Fiction, Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Fiction, Spotsylvania Court House, Battle of, Va., 1864 -- Fiction, Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Fiction, Wilderness, Battle of the, Va., 1864 -- Fiction|
|title_display||Shenandoah : a novel|
|title_full||Shenandoah : a novel / James Reasoner, Shenandoah [electronic resource] / James Reasoner|
|topic_facet||Brannon family (Fictitious characters), Cold Harbor, Battle of, Va., 1864, Grant, Ulysses S, Historical fiction, American, History, Mosby, John Singleton, Spotsylvania Court House, Battle of, Va., 1864, Wilderness, Battle of the, Va., 1864|