Rifles for Watie - Chapter 5, Furlough Summary & Analysis

Harold Keith
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Chapter 5, Furlough Summary

Jeff learns some background about Captain Clardy from his father. Captain Clardy becomes envious of a man named Jefferson Davis in his former regiment, the Mississippi Volunteer Rifles. After the regiment elects Jefferson Davis the Colonel, Captain Clardy is beside himself with jealousy and rage. Clardy wants the job so badly, he cannot see straight, and he decides to leave the South forever. Jeff's father tells him that Captain Asa Clardy has strange and vindictive ways about him. Not many people trust Clardy.

Jeff enjoys a happy homecoming as he visits with his family and shares stories of his new life in the army. Jeff savors his mother's home cooking, telling her there are no cooks like her in the army, and he helps with chores around the farm. Jeff sees his home through different eyes.

On his return trip to...

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