Sherman’s Leavings

History Imagined

sherman's march map

Three weeks ago, I shared a Civil War story from my father’s side of the family. This week, I am sharing one from my mother’s side. This is a tale from the Fraser clan of Hall County, Georgia. While they were not in Sherman’s direct path on his March to the Sea, they did have their own account of events from that period. The piece of short fiction below is a retelling of the family tale.

Sherman’s Leavings

old farm house

Darned rooster. Crows earlier every morning. Sam sighed and ran a hand over his face. Blooming gunfire must have the confounded bird all discombobulated. Swinging his legs over the edge of the bed, he reached for his pants. Sam pulled a gallus over each shoulder and glanced at the bed where sweet Sarah Jane lay feigning sleep.

“Mother, might as well get up and start the day. Ole Rooster Bob says trouble’s…

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About NevaBrown

Neva Brown, a retired secondary teacher/administrator, now enjoys the challenge of writing romance novels and doing editing for other romance writers. She has even ventured into the social media world of Facebook, Twitter and Google+ as well as having a website; nevabrown-author@weebly.com . Neva lived on West Texas ranches most of her life and uses that culture and environment in many of her stories. She and her husband now live at Rio Concho West in San Angelo, Texas. They are amazed at how well they have adjusted to ‘city’ living. Neva loves to hear from her readers. She can be reached at joneva@suddenlink.net
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