By Murray Pura
Following at the heels of The Wings of Morning, the 1st booklet in Murray Pura's Snapshots in background sequence, comes this compelling saga of the Civil War.
In April 1861, Lyndel Keim discovers runaway slaves in her family's barn. whilst the boys are captured and again to their plantation, Lyndel and her younger Amish beau, Nathaniel King, locate themselves at odds with their pacifist Amish colony
Nathaniel enlists in what is going to turn into the well-known Iron Brigade of the Union military. Lyndel enters the fray as a Brigade nurse at the battlefield, sticking with reference to Nathaniel as they either witness the horrors of war--including the battles at Chancellorsville, Fredericksburg, and Antietam. regardless of the pair's heroic sacrifices, the Amish purely see that Lyndel and Nathaniel became a part of the battle attempt, and either are banished.
And a serious conflict wound at Gettysburg threatens Nathaniel's existence. Lyndel needs to name upon her religion in God to suffer the savage clash and to stand its painful aftermath, now not understanding if Nathaniel is alive or lifeless. Will the momentous conflict switch her existence endlessly, simply because it will swap the process the warfare and the background of her country?
The Face of Heaven is a dramatic tale that would unencumber at the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the old conflict of Antietam, September, 1862.
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You alright? ” Corinth’s face used to be going grey from powder residue. He bit off the tip of a cartridge and spat out the paper. “Hot paintings. similar to harvest and Daddy in a temper. in basic terms I’m praying now too. Don’t pray a lot at harvest time. ” Corinth knelt and fired. Then reloaded back. A accomplice soldier looked as if it would scream without delay at him and waved a flag, taunting. Corinth stood up, aimed, and shot the flag employees in . The Confederate’s mouth opened large. Then he dropped to his knees and accumulated the flag up in his arms, quick tying it to the longest of the damaged items of the workers. Scrambling again to his toes, he howled and shook the flag at Corinth a moment time. The younger guy shot the flag off the pinnacle of the pole. The soldier dove out of sight. “Private King! ” “Yes, Sergeant Hanson! ” “I appreciate your marksmanship. yet i want Stonewall’s males out of the struggle. no longer their flags and banners. ” “Yes, Sergeant. ” Corinth glanced over at his brother. “I desire capturing the flags to capturing the lads. ” “I recognize. ” “I desire to God we and the Southern boys may possibly settle this another manner. ” The balls of lead persevered to zing previous their heads. Nathaniel regarded up and down the road on the different males. numerous have been sprawled within the grass, clutching wounds yet nonetheless attempting to reload their muskets and fireplace again on the Stonewall Brigade. “You males who're wounded, come back down the hill to the sector stations! ” he referred to as to them. “Go on—you’ll struggle one other day—get your wounds tended to so’s we don’t lose you! ” He observed a determine that used to be now not relocating. “Is that Stewart? ” yet nobody spoke back as muskets have been lifted and flames stabbed throughout the billows of smoke. “They’re charging! ” Ham was once pointing during the haze that reeked of rotten eggs. “They’re coming at us! ” “Steady! ” Nathaniel heard himself shouting. “Reload! objective low! flip them again! fireplace at will and switch them again! ” The Stonewall Brigade was once scrambling over the fence that they had been hiding in the back of at the start of the conflict, them all yelling and screeching and beginning to run on the nineteenth Indiana over the quick stretch of grass. yet Nathaniel’s platoon by no means fell again and neither did the remainder of the corporate or regiment. They held enterprise and fired and Nathaniel skilled a wierd mixture of feelings that incorporated reduction nobody in his platoon had grew to become tail, satisfaction that the regiment was once going toe-to-toe with the Stonewall Brigade, worry that whatever may perhaps nonetheless get it wrong and the military might retreat, in addition to a chilly disease that males and boys have been falling and death and he may do not anything to forestall the killing—he used to be a part of it now. The Stonewall Brigade drew again to the safeguard of the fence less than heavy hearth from the nineteenth yet Nathaniel may well see the insurgent officials and sergeants and corporals calling to their males and whipping them as much as make one other cost. once again the grey males swarmed over the fence, once again Nathaniel shouted himself hoarse, once again the accuracy and depth of the Indiana hearth made the insurgent troops cease and switch and soften again.