Rifles for Watie - Chapter 11, Lucy Washbourne Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11, Lucy Washbourne Summary

The Kansas Volunteers now have a new commanding officer, Sergeant Jim Pike, and they head into Tahlequah, the Cherokee Indian Nation's capital, which is a member of the Southern Confederacy. They march well, handling themselves with good manners, strength of character, and precision. It is their commanding officers' hopes to impress the people of Tahlequah sufficiently enough so that they may change their minds about joining the Confederacy, and they may wish to instead side with the Union.

Once in town, Jeff's assignment is to escort Captain Clardy and some of the other Union officers to find a home where they may dine. In the middle of town, they find an elegantly landscaped log home. Clardy clumsily stomps onto the porch and knocks on the front door. A young mixed-blood Indian girl opens the door, and Jeff thinks she...

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