Author Jack C. Wray asks ‘Who Really Saved Savannah?’

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New book shares city of Savannah’s narrow escape from Civil War disaster

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“This book is filled with passion, pain, paradox and providence over a long, 53 day ordeal,” Wray points out. “It is factual, documented and passionate. Any student of history seeking the truth will find this book rewarding.”

Author Jack C. Wray thinks that so much has been written about the Civil War which, for him is not correct and is being positioned in public school education, Hollywood and higher education in colleges and universities misrepresenting the Southern Cause. He also believes that tourism in Savannah is skewed with stories that are not true. It is Wray’s passion to present history accurately and supported with quotes ‘in their own words’ of key players in history. This passion led him in writing “Who Really Saved Savannah?: The Surprising Paradox ” (published by Trafford Publishing).

Wray claims that beginning on December 10, 1864, with 62,000 Union troops arriving on the west side of Savannah and another 42,000 across the river in Carolina, Savannah was outnumbered by about 6.5-1. Even though the city was protected by 10,000 Confederate troops, they are still outnumbered over 14-1. A harrowing escape from being burned by the Union was the result of a paradoxical incident involving a most unlikely person. This story unfolds in providential grace like a string of dominos lined up and falling one by one in the city’s favor. The surprising paradox unfolds at the end of the book in answer to the question as to who really saved Savannah.

“This book is filled with passion, pain, paradox and providence over a long, 53 day ordeal,” Wray points out. “It is factual, documented and passionate. Any student of history seeking the truth will find this book rewarding.”

A refreshing account of one city’s bare, onionskin thin, narrow escape from disaster, “Who Really Saved Savannah?” shows to readers how military strategies and decisions came together and played out under the guiding arm of God’s providential grace.

“Who Really Saved Savannah?”
By Jack C. Wray
Softcover | 8.5 x 11in | 54 pages | ISBN 9781490762647
E-Book | 54 pages | ISBN 9781490762654
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
As a resident of Savannah, Jack C. Wray has spent many years in the tourism business with a special emphasis on how the city was spared burning by the Union Army under Gen. Wm. T. Sherman. He has relationships with historians in Savannah with whom he has studied and who are knowledgeable about its history far beyond what textbooks could offer. He is also aware of the mythical folklore passed on as accurate history by the education system and shaped by Hollywood that is in contrast to the truth. His passion as a tour guide is to speak truthfully about history with raw data and facts. He has lived in Savannah for 35 years and has come to love her history, both colonial and civil war. It is a joy for him to introduce the beautiful lady to tourists and visitors to Savannah. He considers its history as so enjoyable to tell, both its joys and the sorrows.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit trafford.com.
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