Once They Wore The Gray

Once They Wore The Gray

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For Sergeant Gil Metairie and other prisoners of the Union Army during the War Between the States, captivity was more life-threatening than the battle lines. Every day at the Illinois prison brought another casualty from weakness or disease. The deplorable conditions forced many prisoners to agree to become "Galvanized Yankees," whereby they enlisted in the Union Army for at least one year to fight the Indians and keep the Santa Fe trail open for commerce. Frontier conditions for these soldiers were sometimes worse than the prisons. Fortunately, commanding officer Major John Rankin, is unusually understanding. Gil even finds himself attracted to the commander's daughter, who is sympathetic to the plight of the former Confederates. But the Indians are keenly aware of the opportunity the war is presenting them to end the presence of white men in their territory...show more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 160.02 x 233.68 x 27.94mm | 340.19g
  • ISIS Publishing
  • Sagebrush Large Print Westerns
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large type / large print edition
  • 0753153572
  • 9780753153574

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