Echoes of Remembrance
Memories can be wonderful celebrations or terrible realities. Over fifty thousand veterans, from North and South, gathered at Gettysburg in July 1913. The Great Fiftieth Anniversary Reunion was a singular event. For the old soldiers of the Grand Army of the Republic and the United Confederate Veterans, it was a time to rekindle old memories. But for Jimmy Valentine, of the 149th New York Volunteer Infantry, the memories are ones he would rather not revisit. He still lives with the pain of lost friends and a shattered romance that brought him to the army.
His journey back to Gettysburg reopens memories of those events that took him to the terrible three days. The memories have aroused his hatred of the Rebels and his own guilt for what transpired. Can he resolve unfinished business? Or will the memories hold him captive forever?
About James G Brown (The Villages, Florida Author)
James G. Brown recently retired from a forty-seven year career in the investment business. He is an amateur historian, interested in maritime history, the history of New York City shipbuilding, the Revolutionary War, and the Civil War. He has written articles for several historical publications and is a frequent speaker on various topics. He resides in Florida.