Stonewall's Gold by Robert J. Mrazek
A Novel of the Civil War

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It is the final winter of the war, and in the wake of an infamous order issued by General Ulysses S. Grant, Union armies have laid waste to the majestic Shenandoah Valley. As bitter weather sets in, the civilian population struggles in the face of hardship and deprivation in a land marked by violence and terror. It is then that a stranger arrives in the small village of Port Republic, once the site of one of Stonewall Jackson's greatest victories, but now a backwater to the final battles taking place around Richmond. When someone begins desecrating the graves of soldiers buried near Jackson's former headquarters, it is Jamie Lockhart who uncovers an incredible secret that could very well cost him his life.

Pursued by men who would kill to gain the information he possesses and befriended by a mysterious one-armed soldier and a beautiful young woman, Jamie embarks on a quest that will test the limit of his courage and endurance. As they travel through the war-torn valley, they must survive a titanic blizzard known as "Lincoln's last Christmas present" to the South.

This magnificent novel hauntingly and vividly brings to life one of the most dramatic periods of the Civil War, and the resilient people who lived through it. It is a splendid novel that will claim a cherished place in all Civil War collections.


About Robert J. Mrazek

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Robert J. Mrazek is the author of "Stonewall's Gold," winner of the Michael Shaara Prize for Best Civil War Novel of 1999. A five-term Congressman, he co-authored the law that saved the Manassas battlefield from being bulldozed. He lives in upstate New York and Maine.
Published February 14, 2000 by St. Martin's Griffin. 240 pages
Genres: History, War, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Set in the waning months of the Civil War, in the devastated Shenandoah Valley, the story traces the growing involvement of 15-year-old Jamie Lockhart in the search for several crates of Confederate gold, seized by the Union in 1861, and then quickly stolen by a group of Confederate officers, who...

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Echoing The Red Badge of Courage, Treasure Island and Morte D'Arthur, this tenderly rendered first novel, which takes the form of a manuscript discovered in the archives of the Rockingham County cou

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On his way to consult a distant tavern owner about the map's legend, Jamie is saved from a thieving, gargantuan deserter by Major de Monfort, a one-armed, knife-throwing Cajun.

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