Gods and Generals by Jeff Shaara
1858-the tensions and heated debates in Congress and the arguments over states rights and slavery has brought politicians and citizens alike to acts of violence.
Border and Southern states are openly talking and taking steps to seccession, which will lead to President Lincoln’s inevitable choices. Raising an army, fighting the dissolution of our union and war. The war will begin with the first cannon shots on Ft. Sumter on April 12, 1861 and continue farther and become a bloody struggle that few could have predicted.
Gods and Generals by Jeff Shaara takes you through the dramatic struggle at Antietam Creek in Maryland to the Confederate victory at Chancellorsville that will begin to break the northern morale. Northern mothers and politicians will begin to call for an end to the war, and the call for peace from the northern public and ultimate possibility of Union division will put pressures on President Lincoln that push him to the breaking point.