Across Five Aprils - Study Guide Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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A deserter is introduced, looting and foraging to stay alive and hidden from Federal Agents. Point Prospect Campground is known as a hideout for those that leave the army. Hig Phillips is a local man who avoided the draft. He is murdered by people incensed by his laziness. His murder convinces Nancy to close up her house completely, bringing her stock with her and staying with the Creightons permanently until the war is over.

Federal Agents pay a visit to the Creightons in February 1863. They are in search of Eb, who has left his post. Not pleased by their mannerisms, Jethro and Jenny nonetheless cooperate with them in searching for him. Eb is not found.

Now armed while working the fields, Jethro hears calls coming from the woods. He discovers an emaciated Eb hiding out. He has had enough of death and simply walked away from his...

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