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Tom of the Raiders

Austin Bishop

Book Overview: 

Young Adult historical fiction of a young man joining the Union Army and taking part in the Great Locomotive Chase.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .I'm afraid of it. If it keeps up, General Mitchel will be delayed one day, perhaps two days. It will be impossible for him to reach Huntsville in time—impossible."

He appeared to be thinking aloud, rather than talking to them. His head was bowed, and he stroked the horse's neck mechanically.

"I dare not go back now in hopes of getting into communication with General
Mitchel. It would never do to leave my men scattered about the country,
waiting for me to return. Do you men, from your experience, think that the
General can reach Huntsville on Friday?"

Wilson was first to answer. "I don't think so," he said. "Some of the forces might reach there in time, but I don't think the General can concentrate at Huntsville for an attack before Saturday. Not with this mud to wade through."

"I agree with Wilson, sir," said Shadrack.

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Community Reviews

I discovered after reading several chapters that this isn't the book I was looking for. This is a fictionalized account of The Great Locomotive Chase involving steam engine General during the Civil War, not the one I was expecting but I stuck with it. The story line is for the most part reasonable a