After researching diaries, biographies, and historical events, Rickey Pittman wrote this collection of short stories to honor the lives of unknown heroes such as Lucinda Johnson’s great-grandmother who brought a corrupted Union officer to justice.
Through his writing, Pittman gives readers a sense of the South’s passion for life and devotion to heritage that still exists today. Readers feel present-day teen Joseph’s Southern pride as he struggles against old biases in the North, and they are able to sympathize with Jefferson Davis’s family as their adopted black son Jim Limber is cruelly taken from their custody.
Pittman brings this troubled time period to life, and we feel the characters’ heartache, pain, and triumph with every word. From the senseless death and suffering of children to the strength of Confederate women, Pittman recounts the events of the Civil War from the unique and unforgettable perspective of a Southerner. Stories of the Confederate South exemplifies the chivalry, loyalty, and valor that gave the South the courage to stand on its own as a nation during the Civil War.
About the Author
Rickey Pittman, 1998 grand prize winner of the prestigious Ernest Hemingway Short Story Competition, is a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp Thomas McGuire, in West Monroe, Louisiana. He is also a Civil War reenactor, a public speaker on issues and topics related to the War Between the States, and a musician who travels and performs original and Civil War-period music. He lives with his wife in Monroe, Louisiana, where he works as a freelance writer and editor.
STORIES OF THE CONFEDERATE SOUTH
By Rickey E. Pittman
FICTION / Short Stories
HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
104 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2