Coal Black Horse - Chapters 9, 10, and 11 Summary & Analysis

Robert Olmstead
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Chapters 9, 10, and 11 Summary

The Confederate raiders attack the town in the dark, shooting at the locomotive until the boiler erupts. The attack is a complete surprise and numerous Union soldiers and townspeople are killed. Robey, against the advice of others, goes outside to witness the skirmish. He sees the Union major attempt to rally the Union forces; the major is shot off his horse and lands on an iron fence that pierces his body numerous times. Later, Robey sees a captured Union cavalry officer executed. Robey locates the stables and discovers the coal black horse is missing—but he follows its fresh prints. He travels into a field and finds the horse standing next to the hanging body of the goose man. Robey surmises the goose man had escaped and retrieved the horse in the confusion of the Confederate attack. Riding in the...

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