Byliner Publishes THREE DAYS IN GETTYSBURG: An Intimate Tale of Lost Love and Divided Hearts at the Battle That Defined America by Brian Mockenhaupt
Three Days in Gettysburg affirms that history is made vivid not through its events -- however epic -- but through the individuals consigned by fate and circumstance to confront and endure them. The result is a compelling, beautifully researched book that is as enlightening as it is moving. -- Elizabeth Kaye, author of the New York Times #1 bestseller Lifeboat No. 8
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - June 12, 2013) - Marking this summer's 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Byliner today publishes Three Days in Gettysburg ($1.99), an unforgettable new story by Brian Mockenhaupt, Iraq War veteran and acclaimed author of the Byliner Original The Living and the Dead.
For three days in early July of 1863, Union and Confederate troops had been brutally killing each other in the streets, fields, and forests of a small Pennsylvania town called Gettysburg. As the battle raged around her, a woman baked bread for Union soldiers, unaware of how she would soon become part of history. In a faraway hospital, the soldier she loved lay close to death, unable to get a message to her. And one native son hid out in the hills above town, having returned in Rebel gray to fight childhood friends.
The true story of the braided lives of these three people -- Jennie Wade, Jack Skelly, and Wes Culp -- is told in vivid detail against the horrifying backdrop of the battle at Gettysburg, which took place 150 years ago this summer. The three had grown up together, but by the time war came to their hometown, their lives had taken surprising paths. Despite whispered gossip about Jennie's family and her violent, thieving father, she and Jack had fallen in love, and Jack had gone off to war with the Union army. Wes had left his family, moved to the South, and renounced his kinsmen by joining "Stonewall" Jackson's brigade. When he finally came home, he did so as a traitor.