Thursday, July 21, 2011
Thanks to Beverly Stowe McClure
A shout out(long over due) goes to Ms. McClure for giving me a copy of her new book, Caves, Cannons and Crinolines. Expect a review soon!
In May of 1863, fourteen-year-old Elizabeth (Lizzie) Stamford decides to enlist in the Confederate Army. Two incidents trigger her decision. First, for months General Ulysses S. Grant and his Federal troops have been shelling Vicksburg, Mississippi. To control Vicksburg is to control the Mississippi River. Now, Vicksburg is under siege, cut off from the rest of the world.