The Face of Heaven (Snapshots in History)

By Murray Pura

Following at the heels of The Wings of Morning, the 1st e-book 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. while the boys are captured and back 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 develop into the recognized Iron Brigade of the Union military. Lyndel enters the fray as a Brigade nurse at the battlefield, sticking with regards 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 lifestyles. Lyndel needs to name upon her religion in God to undergo the savage clash and to stand its painful aftermath, now not realizing if Nathaniel is alive or useless. Will the momentous conflict swap her existence perpetually, simply because it will swap the process the battle and the historical past of her country?

The Face of Heaven is a dramatic tale that may unencumber at the a hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the ancient conflict of Antietam, September, 1862.

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Unexpectedly an aide galloped as much as Hanson and Nicolson and Nathaniel. “Orders from basic Reynolds. Buford’s cavalry are being pressured again at the street in entrance of you. insurgent infantry are advancing opposed to them. assault, you're ordered to assault. ” Hanson wheeled his horse. “Fix bayonets! arrange to attack the enemy! Get into line of conflict! ” “Form line of conflict! ” shouted Ham. “Get out of column and shape line of conflict! ” Nathaniel yelled. “Fix bayonets! ” The second Wisconsin shaped line of conflict first and lunged up a close-by ridge, disappearing into the woods at its most sensible, a very good explosion of volley hearth rolling right down to the opposite Iron Brigade regiments. the firms of the nineteenth Indiana have been no in line of conflict and able to cost the ridge whilst aides raced up with the inside track that common Reynolds were shot from his horse. “He was once major the 2d Wisconsin! ” a tender aide shouted, tears cutting throughout the powder dust on his face. “The bullet reduce him out of the saddle, simply lower him out of the saddle! ” “How is he, lad? ” requested Hanson. “He’s useless! He was once lifeless by the point he hit the floor! ” “Thank you, lad. ” Hanson became to his males. “We’re wanted up on McPherson’s Ridge. while Colonel Williams offers the command, circulation neatly. have in mind our normal. Knock the Rebels again to Richmond. ” The sign got here and the Indiana males hurled themselves towards the ridge and up the slope with the twenty fourth Michigan on their left and the seventh Wisconsin on their correct. Nathaniel’s horse leaped fence after fence and pounded via wheat box after wheat box. They halted slightly under the pinnacle of the ridge. “It’s normal Archer’s brigade from Tennessee and Alabama! ” yelled Hanson. “They’re tearing up the opposite part of the ridge screaming like thunder! All they could see is the second Wisconsin! they've got no inspiration we’re right here! when you spot their heads and chests open fireplace! ” Moments later grey troops got here swarming over the crest of McPherson’s Ridge, screeching and capturing on the Wisconsin regiment retaining regular on the best. Nathaniel observed their eyes after which banks of musket smoke boiled over them because the Union infantry fired and so they have been falling or operating backtrack the ridge the way in which that they had come. Colonel Williams thundered as much as the nineteenth Indiana line on his mount, waving his sword and shouting, “After them, boys! ” The regiment stormed over the ridge, aiming and firing at Archer’s brigade as quickly as they can reload. The Tennesseans stuck them whereas they scrambled over a fence on the most sensible and Nathaniel observed the nineteenth Indiana’s shades move down, move up, after which pass down back. Libby vaulted the fence and Nathaniel paused to observe Plesko and Levi and Nip climb over, kneel, fireplace, and reload as they ready to hurry ahead back. abruptly a corporal had the celebrities and Stripes and used to be operating prior to every body down the slope. Nathaniel drew his sword and observed the sunlight burn alongside its size. “Into the ravine! ” he yelled. “The Rebs don’t understand what hit them! Get after them ahead of they could regroup! ” “Willoughby Run! ” hollered Hanson.

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