Cease Firing by Mary Johnston

By Mary Johnston

The acclaimed sequel to The lengthy Roll vividly dramatizes the ultimate years of the Civil War

A accomplice artilleryman from Virginia, Richard Cleave was once in Chancellorsville whilst Stonewall Jackson misplaced an arm—and ultimately his life—to a bullet fired by way of one in every of his personal males. Now, Cleave is available for the lengthy and devastating siege of Vicksburg, an enormous turning aspect within the struggle. whilst Lee loses his disagreement with supply at Gettysburg and the military of Northern Virginia starts its tortuous retreat south, all appears to be like misplaced for the Confederacy. yet there's nonetheless battling and demise in shop for the boys at the street to Appomattox: The bloody fields of Chickamauga, the desolate tract, and Spotsylvania look forward to Cleave and his compatriots in gray.

Based partly on real Civil struggle memoirs and transcripts, together with these of the author’s illustrious cousin, accomplice normal Joseph E. Johnston, stop Firing endures as essentially the most lifelike and relocating novels ever written in regards to the battle among the States.

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C'est Deslauriers qui a besoin de moi, dit-il. 30 – Ah ! ton camarade ! fit Mme Moreau avec un ricanement de mépris. L'heure est bien choisie, vraiment ! Frédéric hésitait. Mais l'amitié fut plus forte. Il prit son chapeau. – Au moins, ne sois pas longtemps ! lui dit sa mère. 31 II Le père de Charles Deslauriers, ancien capitaine de ligne, démissionnaire en 1818, était revenu se marier à Nogent, et, avec l'argent de la dot, avait acheté une charge d'huissier, suffisant à peine pour le faire vivre.

Ils ne s'en aimèrent que davantage ; et les adieux furent pénibles, quand Deslauriers, l'année suivante, partit du collège, pour étudier le droit à Paris. Frédéric comptait bien l'y rejoindre. Ils ne s'étaient pas vus depuis deux ans ; et, leurs embrassades étant finies, ils allèrent sur les ponts afin de causer plus à l'aise. 37 Le Capitaine, qui tenait maintenant un billard à Villenauxe, s'était fâché rouge lorsque son fils avait réclamé ses comptes de tutelle, et même lui avait coupé les vivres, tout net.

Il loua un piano, et composa des valses allemandes. Un soir, au théâtre du Palais-Royal, il aperçut, dans une loge d'avant-scène, Arnoux près d'une femme. Était-ce elle ? L'écran de taffetas vert, tiré au bord de la loge, masquait son visage. Enfin la toile se leva ; l'écran s'abattit. C'était une longue personne, de trente ans environ, fanée, et dont les grosses lèvres découvraient, en riant, des dents splendides. Elle causait familièrement avec Arnoux et lui donnait des coups d'éventail sur les doigts.

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