A Yankee soldier, wounded in one of the last battles of the American Civil War at Nashville, is left behind to recover at a Southern plantation where he falls in love with the owner's daughter.
A story of love, passion and betrayal amid the anarchy of postwar Tennessee – carpetbaggers, wandering mobs of freedmen, bandits and bushwhackers marauding throughout Middle Tennessee, including precursors of the Ku Klux Klan. All meticulously researched using letters, diaries, and Official Records.
The Yankee, the author’s ancestor, left behind a spur and a sash, passed down through the generations, along with the story of how he came to have them.
This is that story.