The Pocket Watch by Lisa Silverthorne
Approx. 4,160 words.
Published on August 8, 2013 by
Elusive Blue Fiction.
A young soldier fights to protect his father during of the Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam), one of the Civil War's bloodiest battles. He learns that love is a family bond not easily broken.
A short story by Lisa Silverthorne.
Originally published in Civil War Fantastic (DAW Books, July 2000).