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The March of the 18th by Kevin Horgan

The March of the 18th

A Story of Crippled Heroes in the Civil War

by Kevin Horgan

Pages: 214

Dimensions: 6 x 9

  • FICTION - Historical - General
  • HISTORY - Military - Veterans
  • RELIGION - Inspirational

Type : Paperback

ISBN : 9781626971400

Price : $16.49

In 1864 the fate of the Union Army’s Veterans’ Reserve Corps
rested on the courage of its soldiers crippled by the war, whose only desire
was dignified service, even after harrowing personal sacrifice. The Veterans’ Reserve Corps was created during the Civil War
to allow invalid soldiers to serve effectively, thereby freeing the able-bodied
for combat.  
The March of the 18th is a novel wrapped around the true
events of one invalid regiment forgotten as a footnote in our nation’s history.
The March of the 18th is to pay tribute to veterans
yesterday and today who have been cruelly struck by the violence of war, and
who have persevered through the permanence of their own loss of limbs and
independence.  Whether from martial courage or carelessness or glaring
ineptitude, a soldier will live forever with the consequences of action or
From an oft-wounded paternal commander and a battle-hardened
sergeant we learn the value of example; from a young uncertain officer to a
blind private we see the consequences of bravery, and the redemptive power of
faith.  The soldier of The March of the 18th lived to perform his duty for
country and his brethren, and to give his own life greater purpose. 
The invalid soldier is a living monument to our freedom.

Kevin Horgan served as an infantry o cer in the USMC from 1979-1984. Kevin
and his wife, Maureen, reside in Georgia.
Fifty percent of the author’s royalties for this book will be donated to charities for
wounded veterans. See details at
Kevin Horgan The March of the 18th

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