Meredith I. "Andy" Anderson teams with Kristi Sandgren for Civil War Women of Courage. A collection of exciting stories about 13 young women, 11 to 24 years of age, based on actual events reported in letters and newspapers during our nation's greatest conflict. From the streets of Baltimore to the Indian ravaged frontier of Minnesota and across the battlefields of the South, it's nonstop adventure. History in the words of those who lived it. Be part of each life as their story unfolds.
This is a fictitious account of Pete Peterson's adventures in the navy, based in part on the author's own real-life experiences.
"a fine novel"
Hearing the hoofbeats of 20 horses entering the yard at the front of her house, Mattea pulled the lead rope, releasing the cow she was milking and ran into the house to find five Sioux braves wearing war paint sitting at her table, smoking her husband's tobacco from the humidor on the mantle.
"Well done historical novella."
The stories written in this book are typical of those found throughout history. The explorers of the old world discovered a continent that was new to them, and they jabbed their flag into the ground and claimed that land for their sovereign. There was no regard for the native peoples of that land. At first, welcoming the Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, French, and English onto their shores, the Indians soon discovered that the strangers in their land were not there to live peacefully beside the Indian.
This is the story of 12-year-old Annie Jewel Bounds, taken from letters and publications of the time; the story of a girl who would have gone off to war with her father, but when he is lost in battle, she convinces her mother to allow her to dress as a Yankee drummer boy and march off with a unit that will be discharged in just six weeks. Her adventure places her in the thick of the fire and smoke at the Battle of Wilson's Creek, Missouri. Fought on August 10, 1861, it is the first battle of the Civil War.
Cherokee: A wonderful people with a history longer than sand has passed through the hour glass of time. The nation's economy, like that of other southeastern tribes, was based primarily on agriculture; they were farmers growing corn, beans, squash, sunflowers and tobacco. Because of the abuse they had suffered at the hands of the Iroquois and Delaware, they practiced the art of war. Using their bows and arrows, they hunted bear, elk and deer.
Teenage Brittany Standish travels to spend the summer at her grandfather's farm, a property called Whispering Oaks. Unintentionally using "Ocular Sinister" while taking a nap, she captures and makes friends with the Elfin Guardian, Shamus. They are a leprechaun-like group of folks who possess great magic. Going to Torgilson's store, she is almost attacked by a large male African lion.
The Nenuphar soldier was nearing his headquarters when his onometer blinked to life. "Robearus," said Lord Drayfus. "That place where you were, the Pecos Mine. It has been discovered that one of our soldiers named Monus is there. He has been a renegade for over eight years. The Great Majesty has tried to recall him, but to no avail. He has been fraternizing with the humans. That's almost as bad a crime as having an Elfin for a friend." "Sir," Robearus spoke into the faceplate of his onometer. "What is it you expect me to do?" "I want you to get him," growled the wizard.
Unexpected Adventures picks up two years after The Curse as 16 year old high school student Brittany Standish accompanies her cousins Makayla and Taya to Lake Powell for spring break. There is a serious accident on the highway and Brittany uses the magic sparkler she doesn't know she has. She rescues and restores life to a family. Shamus shows up to protect her and Robearus, brother of the Nenuphar soldier in book one, also shows up tracking the Elfin magic.
Meredith spent his entire life being angry with his mother for not documenting his ancestry. For leaving the home of his heritage and dragging him out across the country so that he lost touch with his family and his roots. He spent much of his life wondering if he had not just fallen from the sky one day. In a phone conversation with his elder sister Leah, she said, "Missouri? Why in the world would you want to go back to Missouri?" Without a thought, he answered. "I'm sixty-six years old and I want to go back because I want to be buried amongst my own kind."
The American Civil War, one of the most violent wars ever fought, started in reality in 1850, when the Compromise of 1850 deposed the Missouri Compromise of 1820 and made "Popular Vote", by which the decision would be made, to designate a state free or slave. Kansas became the test, northerners and southerners both pour into the territory, voting to make that new state what either side preferred.