Rifles for Watie - Study Guide Chapter 20, The Jackmans Summary & Analysis

Harold Keith
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Jeff awakens in a plush bedroom of the wealthy Jackman family, which is made up of rebels living north of the Canadian River, near Briartown. The family cares for Jeff, who suffers malaria, for almost 2 weeks. Mrs. Jackman is Colonel Waitie's Aunt Maggie. Jeff meets Hannah, the slave woman who cares for him and the rest of the Jackman family. He wonders whether they know he is a spy.

A courier brings news from Mr. Jackman that he is moving the family south to live for the rest of the war because Blunt's Union army prowls so close. Hannah tells Jeff he is coming with them, but Jeff has other ideas. He wants to get back to Fort Gibson. Jeff's attempts to leave after all are asleep fail because he is still too weak. The morning the family plans to leave, Hannah tells...

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