By Peter G. Tsouras
As soon as too frequently within the struggle among the States, nice Britain s help for the Confederacy takes it to the edge of warfare with the Union. The get away of a British-built accomplice ironclad ultimately ignites the heap of flamable animosities and nationwide pursuits. while the U.S. army seizes it in British waters, the consequent conflict spirals into all-out warfare. Napoleon III eagerly joins the British and proclaims conflict at the usa. in the meantime, treason uncoils within the North because the anti-war Democrats, referred to as Copperheads, plot to overthrow the U.S. executive and take the Midwest into the Confederacy.Britannia s fist moves quick and tough. besides the Canadians, the British invade big apple and Maine, and the Royal army moves on the South Atlantic blocking Squadron. The conflict at Charleston is heritage s first nice naval conflict among ironclads. in the meantime, a French military marches into Texas from Mexico, and the French army assaults the Gulf coast. within the Midwest, the Copperheads upward push in insurrection to free up accomplice POWs and arm them with stockpiled guns. by no means has the Republic been in such peril."Britannia s Fist" brilliantly describes not only a conflict of stroke and counterstroke yet one within which new applied sciences repeating guns, commentary balloons, advances in naval ordnance and armament develop into important components within the fight of the younger nation opposed to the outdated international s empires. For one of many nice ignored tales of the Civil struggle was once now not the development of army know-how yet its obstacle through incompetence, disorganization, and in a few critical instances outright refusal to think about whatever cutting edge. this is often additionally a conflict within which the Union reveals a wrestle multiplier while it organizes heritage s first national-level intelligence attempt. "Britannia s Fist" is the compelling tale of robust historic personalities who come jointly because the Union is going into overall warfare mobilization within the struggle for its existence
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Page 32 Annie was just setting off to school when the sad little cavalcade paced into the dooryard of the cabin and halted. She put down her slate and books and ran back into the house, her pigtails flying. "Ma, Ma, Sul heard her cry, "he's here! " Followed by all three of her daughters, Mrs. Ross hurried out of the cabin and down the steps. Sul slipped stiffly down from behind Mason's saddle and stood there, silent and ashamed, as his mother and two older sisters crowded around him. "Son, you're hurt," Mrs.
Later that evening, Sul sat at the lamp table in the kitchen to do his schoolwork. Across from him, Pete, helped by their mother, struggled with a French assignment from his tutor. Although Sul had his spelling book open to that week's lesson, he could not keep his mind on the words he needed to know for the next day's test. From where he sat, he could see the case containing his Baby Dragoon Colt on the shelf where his father had placed it. His heart swelled with pride and gratitude as he considered the gift.
Let me help you," she said, setting the basket down. Taking the comb from him, she eased it through the tangles. '' Sul's eyes flashed. "Curls are sissy," he replied, trying one last time to slick down his hair. Then, schooling himself to a poker face despite the joy and excitement he felt, he entered the cabin. Hanse Mason was sitting on a bench against the wall, riding Page 11 two-year-old Bob, the baby of the family, on his knee and talking to Mrs. Ross when Sul slipped silently in and sat down at the other end of the bench.
Britannia's Fist: From Civil War to World War: An Alternate History (Britannia's Fist Trilogy, Book 1) by Peter G. Tsouras