The Black Flower: A Novel of the Civil War Characters

Howard Bahr
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Bushrod Carter, a soldier in the 21st Mississippi unit of the Confederate Army, is 26 years old. Although Bushrod is still a young man, his hair and mustache are already filled with gray. He has lines etched in his face and his knuckles are cracked. Bushrod is a veteran of every campaign of the Army of Tennessee since Shiloh and has maintained the rank of private. Bushrod had been a corporal once but lost his stripes after being accused of stealing a pitcher of buttermilk. Bushrod is a standup soldier who is well liked and respected.

"He had never been wounded, never been very sick, never been kicked by any of the multitude of horses that always surrounded them (though he'd been stepped on twice), never broken a limb nor fallen from a wagon nor gotten hold of any whiskey he would call bad. All this singular good...

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