Rifles for Watie - Chapter 21, Boggy Depot Summary & Analysis

Harold Keith
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Chapter 21, Boggy Depot Summary

Jeff feels sad the day he leaves the Jackmans. The family gathers in the front yard to kiss him goodbye. They seem sad to see him go as well. Heifer brings a horse named Flea Bite to give Jeff. Jeff feels the thrill of ownership. When it comes time for Jeff to mount the horse, his dizziness disallows it, so he rides in the back of the commissary wagon, leading the mare and simply watching her.

The whole brigade, including Sergeant Fields, is glad to have Jeff back. Jeff almost wishes that they would mistreat him. The brigade moves into Boggy Depot, the rebel's war capital. Jeff sees his first rebel flag in town. A cannon booms behind Jeff and Hooley Pogue, and the Choctaws and Chickasaws sing the Choctaw war song, something they do at every sunset gunshot...

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