Apparently George has somehow fallen into an actual war as a Confederate soldier.
RICHMOND, Va. –
(PRWEB) April 09, 2013 -- Being in the wrong place at the wrong time during a Civil War battle reenactment at Kernstown, Va., changes 21-year-old George Kidman forever. Kidman, the main character in this compelling new novel, suffers burns and a head injury when he gets caught between battle lines during a charge made without orders. As he runs to a gap in a stone fence that looks safe, Kidman doesn’t see the cannon that’s about to fire. As a result, instead of seeing a mock battle simulating hundreds of wounded, the eight thousand spectators see one man actually go up in flames.
“Reenact This! A Nightmare Adventure in the Civil War” follows George as he takes part in one adventure after another. He wakes up from his injuries and realizes things have changed just a bit and he doesn’t know why. Things come into focus a bit more when he spots man on a horse that he’s seen before only on T-shirts and coffee mugs at the souvenir stall: General Stonewall Jackson. Apparently George has somehow fallen into an actual war as a Confederate soldier.
Making the best of things, George becomes friends with a raider from Turner Ashby’s cavalry and joins the Stonewall Brigade’s Bluestone Rangers. While trying to figure out what happened – and survive hard marches, more brutal fighting and near-fatal attacks from his comrades – George discovers a few things he didn’t learn in history class. Helping a too-shy suitor win a Southern belle, starting a salvage business and teaching a slow boy how to defend himself are just a few acts that keep him busy. As he works to survive the hardships of war, George wonders if he’ll ever get back or be just another soldier lost to the cause.
This is the first novel for author and amateur historian Daniel Finck, who has been interested in the Civil War since the centennial, in the 1960s. Finck, born in Philadelphia, moved to Virginia while serving in the U.S. Air Force. He works in critical care nursing at a teaching hospital, having spent three decades as an EMT/paramedic. He did graduate studies in American literature at Virginia Commonwealth University.
For additional information, please visit http://www.danielcfinck.com.
Reenact This! A Nightmare Adventure in the Civil War
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-4575-1633-7 508 pages $25.96 US
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