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Hard Way Home

A Civil War Journey

by

Velda Brotherton

Smashwords Edition


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Hard Way Home

Copyright 2011 by Velda Brotherton

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This story first appeared in Echoes of the Ozarks, an anthology published by Ozarks Writer’s League. This is a work of fiction, based on a true occurrence from a bit of a story recorded and treasured. The names have been changed.

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Hard Way Home

Jacob lifted the stub of a pencil from his leather bound journal and leaned against a fallen log. Around him men snored in their sleep, or cried out, tortured by memories of the day’s battle. In the flickering firelight he read the scrawled words, nodded and wrapped the book and pencil in oilcloth before stowing them away in his knapsack.

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