The Spur and The Sash
by Robert Grede
Sgt. George Van Norman, Eighth Wisconsin Regiment, was wounded late in the Civil War at Nashville. The Union Army left him to recuperate and guard a Southern plantation from January to August, 1865, where he fell in love with the owner's daughter. The Spur & The Sash is based on a true Romeo and Juliet story that magically transports the reader back to 1865 Tennessee.