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Saddle the Wind: Historical Western Novel
The Civil War is over. Or is it?It's a month after General Robert E. Lee has surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant, but one Union Colonel in Texas is still looking for a little more glory from the Civil War.He figures he can take over the Confederate stronghold in Brownsville Texas with little struggle.He is wrong.After two days of fierce fighting, Colonel...
The Civil War is over. Or is it?It's a month after General Robert E. Lee has surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant, but one Union Colonel in Texas is still looking for a little more glory from the Civil War.He figures he can take over the Confederate stronghold in Brownsville Texas with little struggle.He is wrong.After two days of fierce fighting, Colonel Theodore H. Barrett orders his Union troops to retreat back to the Texas coast and board a waiting ship.The Confederate Army has won the final battle of the Civil War.Young Karl Hagan is a brave member of that Confederate detachment at Brownsville. Saddle the Wind is his story.Like many of the men who settle the American West after the Civil War, Karl is a hard working, God fearing man. His tale is one of risk taking adventures, cattle drives, ranching, romance and the settling of a close knit family on the rugged plains of the old American West.Author Newman Young has both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Education degree from Midwestern State University where he was a four year letterman in football. He then served for thirty-nine years as an educator in the Texas public school system and held the positions of coach, teacher, principal and superintendent. Today he lives in Wichita Falls, Texas. He is also the author of Circle the Wagons, a collection of public school experiences published by Outskirts Press.
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