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Conecuh

Hughes, Herb

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Emily Rose roams through a country ravaged by war, a damaged land where the very grass blades drink the blood of brothers, cousins, and friends. Protected only by her growing wits and Nathaniel Whiteeagle, a half Cherokee slave, Emily swears she will find her fiancé and buy his freedom. Facing danger at each turn, every clue she follows leaves her another step behind. Will she ever find Caleb? And can Caleb endure the unthinkable cruelty of civil war prisons long enough for her to rescue him? Or will she and Nathaniel meet a violent end?

Conecuh (Cah-NECK-ah) is a story woven around and through the actual events in the mysterious and ironic life of Private Caleb Garner from Conecuh County, Alabama. Whatever happened to Caleb? History has left us blind, but there are clues. Conecuh explores one very real possibility.

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