The Black Flower: A Novel of the Civil War - Chapters 8-11 Summary & Analysis

Howard Bahr
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Chapters 8-11 Summary

Chapter 8:

It is December 1, 1864. Men cover every inch of floor in the McGavock house. Anna will never forget the smell of blood and the stink of the soldiers. Anna loses patience and gets angry with the men. She berates them but still they are grateful to her.

Anna meets Nebo. Anna does not believe that Nebo is a soldier because he wears ordinary clothes. Nebo shows the ramrods to Anna to prove his identity. Anna also meets Bushrod.

Bushrod has decided that he can no longer soldier. This will be his last battle. Bushrod tries to ignore the voice in his head that calls him a deserter.

Chapter 9:

Nebo sits and talks with Hattie and Winder. Nebo shows them a green glass and tells the children that it is magic.

Anna talks to Caroline about Bushrod.

Bushrod thinks about Bishop and feels guilty for not...

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