Just Because Day…Ken Burns’ Civil War remastered and my fave graphic

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Just because I love this graphic…

I was listening to an interview with Ken Burns speaking about his classic Civil War series coming back to PBS Sept 7-11, 2015. He spoke about how important it was to portray the battles. Get them right. Even the most minute detail is more apparent, he said,  in the new remastered version.

Which reminded me of this scene I designed from LOVE ME FOREVER, my Civil War time travel romance. The scene depicts my time traveling heroine, Liberty Jordan, racing down the cliff from Rosebriar, the Virginia plantation, to help save lives on a misty morning during the Battle of Fredericksburg:

Rosebriar Plantation
Falmouth, Virginia
December 11, 1862

Misty fog rolled across the Rappahannock River in eerie, humanlike shapes, playing tricks with her eyes as Liberty dug in along the riverbank.

Dearest Lord, I swear I feel the presence of soldiers already fallen, their ghosts walking in spiritual brotherhood into the next world.

She double blinked. Crazy thoughts rambled through her head, teasing her. A sense of dread came over her. The battle had not yet begun, but she couldn’t sit around and no nothing.

Around three a.m. strange noises awakened her. The creaking and thumping and scraping sounds of the wagons and horses and men making their way down to the riverbank with the load of pontoon boats. She grabbed her clothes in the darkness, mumbling under her breath when she had trouble buttoning up her bodice and her foot caught in her petticoat and tore the ruffle. It would be easier to wear pants, but it could also be more dangerous if a soldier took her for a man and shot her. And what if a servant saw her sneaking out dressed as a man? She risked discovery and that would be the end of the charade.

Careful not to awaken anyone in the house, Liberty followed the soldiers. Within minutes, she could no longer see the plantation house sitting high on the steep bluff wrapped in morning dew. Her heart beating madly, she kept going. The path was filled with brush and slippery rocks, but she made her way down to the river in the cold, wet fog, barely able to see more than three feet in front of her.

Keeping painfully quiet, holding her breath, and waiting to see what would happen next.

The irony cut deep. She was about to witness the Battle of Fredericksburg unfolding before her. Each scene playing out in military precision, a battle carefully planned to give the Federal Army a direct road to Richmond and ensure a secure supply line to Washington City.

Her gut clenched, the tension growing inside her. The plan was destined to fail, but that wouldn’t stop her from helping the wounded. Even if she couldn’t change the outcome of the battle, she could save lives.

If you love Civil War romance and time travel and TWO hunky military heroes, check out my Kindle Scout winner:

Love_Me_Forever_500x798LOVE ME FOREVER

She wore gray.
He wore blue.
But their love defied the boundaries of war.
And time.

LOVE ME FOREVER is now available from Kindle Press at Amazon.com

 

 

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Posted on August 27, 2015, in Amazon, Antietam, art, author, books, Civil War, e-Books, heroine, historical, Ken Burns, Kindle, Kindle Press, kindle scout, KindleUnlimited, military hero, rebel, romance, sexy, soldier, spy, time travel, Uncategorized, Virginia, writer, Writing and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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