Action at Aquila by Hervey Allen

Action at Aquila

byHervey Allen

Kobo ebook | November 30, 2012

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Action at Aquila is a novel about the American Civil War.

Colonel Franklin is horrified by the aggressive "hang the  rebels" attitude of his neighbours in Pennsylvania. After carrying out General Sheridan's total destruction policy in the Shenandoah Valley Franklin wants no more part of it.

In Southern Shenandoah, Franklin becomes friends with a confederate family whose home he had torched at Sheridan's orders.

When the rebels attack Aquila, Franklin's careful planning lets his men repel the vastly larger force with a minimum of bloodshed. Then Franklin, a cavalry man, blunders. Unwilling to let artillery decide the battle, he attacks. It's a bloodbath.

   Franklin comes across as both brave and kind, but still a soldier. Under orders, he does what he is trained to do, and does it efficiently. The story is full of action and interesting characters, there are twists to keep you guessing. It gives a small insight in to the war that changed the nature of America more than any other. All in all an interesting novel of the Civil War.

Title:Action at AquilaFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 30, 2012Publisher:Download eBooksLanguage:English

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