by Edward Aronoff
From the publisher:
On April first, just a few days before Lee surrenders at Appomattox, Colonel Raymond Rutherford is wounded at the battle of Five Forks. Although in great pain he soldiers on until he can no longer march and is hospitalized. He misses the surrender and seeing that all his brigade is gone starts out for his home in North Carolina. On his way home he has a violent encounter with a deserter. He is rescued by a young widow in an encounter that will change his life forever.
Edward Aronoff is the author of several Civil War books including the award-winning Betrayal at Gettysburg. He has also authored The Pagliacci Affair, Last Chance, The Hawaiian Affair, and Harold and Joe.