Rifles for Watie - Chapter 19, The Wrong Side of the River Summary & Analysis

Harold Keith
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Chapter 19, The Wrong Side of the River Summary

Jeff and Jim Bostwick, dressed in butternut-colored clothing like the rebels, run into the main body of the enemy command force. Bostwick does all the talking and lies his way through, saying that he and Jeff want to join the Waitie camp. Sam Fields, a rebel officer, escorts Jeff and Bostwick to see rebel Cherokee Major William P. Adair, a lawyer who lives on Grand River and is one of Waitie's most highly trusted officers and personal friends. The Major questions Jeff briefly, finds out his full name is Jefferson Davis Bussey, and tells Sam Fields to swear them in. After all, with a name like that, he must be all right.

At roll call, all men are accounted for and present. There are no deserters. Jeff rolls with his assigned guard patrol to a...

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