The Black Flower: A Novel of the Civil War Summary
Howard Bahr

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The Black Flower: A Novel of the Civil War Summary

The story begins with a dream being experienced by Bushrod Carter, a 26 year old soldier currently in Tennessee. Bushrod dreams that it is snowing and the ground is covered with hoe cakes drenched in molasses. Bushrod pulls away from the ranks to pick up the hoe cakes and eat them. Bushrod speaks to General Patrick Cleburne. Bushrod realizes that he had fallen asleep on his musket. At least it isn't snowing. Bushrod attempts...

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