The Other Side of the Lines

Southern Heroes of the US Civil War

by Deanna Adamson


Book Details


The Other Side of the Lines is about several lesser-known Southern heroes of the Civil War. Spend time in this book and read about Turner Ashby, the gallant Black Knight adored by Southern ladies. Find out how Belle Boyd, a daring teenager, used all her charms to spy for her beloved South in spite of being arrested and jailed several times. See how Richard Kirkland, a young Confederate sergeant, showed compassion for Union soldiers on the battlefield at the risk of his own life. Discover why Captain Sally Tompkins used her own fortune to open and run a hospital for wounded Confederate soldiers and was the only woman commissioned a Captain in the Confederate Army by President Jefferson Davis. Try to understand why Sam Davis, a courageous teenage boy, would rather be hung than give damaging information about his commander to the enemy. Sail with Lieutenant George Dixon, commander of the first submarine to sink an enemy ship in war. And follow the story of Moses Ezekiel, just a cadet in a military school when he was called into battle to help protect the South. Seven stories in all—seven views of the fearless people of the South as they fought for their way of life.


Book Excerpt

Sally Louisa Tompkins gazed in horror at the endless convoy of wounded soldiers. They were pouring into Richmond, Virginia, in litters, wagons, carts and trains. Richmond had become the only hope of these soldiers wrapped in filthy bandages, missing arms and legs, blinded, and worse. She knew the South had won the first Battle of Manassas, but these poor soldiers had paid a terrible price. She wondered who would tend them. Who would nurse them back to health? The South was sadly short of hospitals. President Jefferson Davis of the Confederate States of America pleaded for the people of Richmond to open their homes to the wounded. Sally gazed at the soldiers, and their cries of pain tore at her heart. She knew what she must do...


About the Author

Deanna Adamson

Deanna S. Adamson was hooked on the accounts of little known Southern heroes when she happened upon the story of a young Confederate soldier who risked his life to take water to wounded Union soldiers on the battlefield. She spent months in the BYU Library researching The Other Side of the Lines. Deanna lives in Eagle Mountain, Utah, with her husband Robert. They have five children and 21 grandchildren. She has had many articles and stories for children and young adults published in several magazines. This is her first book.



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