South by Southwest: A Western Story (2020)

South by Southwest: A Western Story Johnny D. Boggs South by Southwest A Western Story From a Spur Award winning author comes a thrilling tale of faked deaths runaway slaves and revenge amid the Civil War The only way to escape the purgatory that is the Florence Stockade is to die so
  • Title: South by Southwest: A Western Story
  • Author: Johnny D. Boggs
  • ISBN: 9781594149054
  • Page: 297
  • Format: Hardcover
South by Southwest: A Western Story Johnny D. Boggs From a Spur Award winning author comes a thrilling tale of faked deaths, runaway slaves, and revenge amid the Civil War The only way to escape the purgatory that is the Florence Stockade is to die, so on February 3, 1865, Zebulon Hogan dies Corporal Favour and Private Gardenhire, the only two soldiers of the 16th Wisconsin healthy enough to tote Zeb s wasted away ninetyFrom a Spur Award winning author comes a thrilling tale of faked deaths, runaway slaves, and revenge amid the Civil War The only way to escape the purgatory that is the Florence Stockade is to die, so on February 3, 1865, Zebulon Hogan dies Corporal Favour and Private Gardenhire, the only two soldiers of the 16th Wisconsin healthy enough to tote Zeb s wasted away ninety pounds, wrap him in a dirty, stinking, and damp blanket and carry him to the Dead House It was typhoid pneumonia that got him, the soldiers told the Confederate guards.Zeb is buried in the prisoners cemetery, but the grave is shallow and it s likely that the hogs rooting around will soon be sinking their teeth into his rotting flesh Then, young Ebenezer Chase, a runaway slave, sees the shadowy figure of a hand clawing through the muddy dirt over that grave, like it s reaching to pull anybody nearby into the deepest part of Hades Ebenezer s first impulse is to scream, to warn the soldiers in the Stockade of what is happening, but nothing comes out of his throat.Zeb Hogan has a mission far beyond escaping from the Stockade He has sworn an oath to other prisoners to pursue the traitorous Sergeant Ben DeVere, who traded blue for gray and is now a Confederate in Vicksburg, and kill him The problem for Zeb is that he knows nothing of the surrounding country and is likely to be intercepted Ebenezer, despite being a runaway slave and no less vulnerable to capture, does know the country Perhaps they can join forces to get where each want to go
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One thought on “South by Southwest: A Western Story

  1. Jim

    A story of the Civil War that takes us into the West Private Zeb Hogan finds a way to escape the Florence Stockade, prison camp for Union POWs in South Carolina A young man who had served with the 16th Wisconsin Infantry, he escapes to carry out a mission on behalf of his comrades and that is to find Sgt Ben McVere and kill him McVere was considered to be a traitor to his mates He was a Galvanized Rebel, one of the Federal soldiers who traded their Union blue for Confederate gray In late 1864, C [...]

  2. Patricia O"Sullivan

    Zeb Hogan has a mission to carry out for the Union s 16th Wisconsin find and kill the traitor Sergeant Ben DeVere It is a mission of honor, one Zeb will do anything to fulfill, even when that means crawling out of his shallow grave outside a Confederate prison camp But while Zeb is coming back from the dead, he s being watched by Ebenezer Chase, an escaped slave who is also on a mission to find his wife and daughter who have been sold and transferred to a plantation in Texas Zeb and Ebenezer joi [...]

  3. Jessica Timmons

    Johnny D Boggs books keep getting better This novel shows the determination of two young men of completely different backgrounds and just how quickly teenagers needed to grow up in the late 1800 s With what some of these poor young boys had gone through just find they re loved ones and to finish off their enemies is very hard to believe that had happened but unfortunately still happens today in other countries around the world I took an interest in a species of tree that grows in the south of th [...]

  4. Jerome

    I got about 1 3 of the way through this story and found it so poorly written I just took it back to the library.

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