Once More into the Breach

Civil War Baseball

I started another novel a few days ago, and it’s not about airplanes, flying or families of German ancestry. Those will keep coming, but this novel is different. It’s about a young fellow named Caleb King who joins the Confederate Army at nineteen and has exactly ten minutes of combat experience when he and his sqaud are captured at First Manassas and sent to the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, D. C. While held there, he is introduced to baseball. The rest of the story is about his life in prison and also about the games played between guards and prisoners. This actually did happen, and I’m having a good time finding out what I need to know to write a convincing story. I’ll report my progress every once in a while, and if my publisher likes it, my Civil War baseball novel could be out in about a year. Stay tuned and thanks for reading!

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About huckfinn47

I taught high school English for 32 years, all at Robinson High School in Fairfax, VA. My students called me "Mr. V," and I was fortunate to have some terrific young people in my classes. I have made contact with some of them, particularly on Facebook, and enjoy seeing what they're up to. My other nickname, given to me by our then assistant pastor Jim Vaught, is Lieutenant Dan, after the Gary Sinise character in Forrest Gump, one of my favorite movies. I never got anywhere near military service, so the name is somewhat ironic. I greatly admire our troops and respect their sacrifices. On the Wings of Morning is my first novel worth talking about.
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