Seen the Glory: A Novel of the Battle of Gettysburg
- Author: Hough, John, Jr.
- Binding: Softcover
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Brothers Luke and Thomas Chandler have grown up on Martha's Vineyard, raised by their abolitionist doctor father and Rose, their headstrong and beautiful Cape Verdean housekeeper. Their lives change forever when a recruiter comes to the island, and the boys, on the cusp of adulthood, eagerly enlist in the Twentieth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, determined to join the fight against slavery.
Luke and Tom join the Union Army as it recovers from a devastating loss at Chancellorsville. They march through Virginia and Maryland during the hot days of early summer, and experience the hardships of war: inedible food, terrible thirst, chilly nights, and rain-soaked marches. They find camaraderie among their fellow soldiers, but quickly discover that their abolitionist views are not always welcome. They long to return home, where Rose and Dr. Chandler are facing challenges of their own. And then one day the brothers' march ends in a little town north of the Mason-Dixon Line that nobody has ever heard of, Gettysburg. On the eve of the battle, Luke shares a secret with his younger brother that causes a rift between them, a separation that they will take on to the field.