William D. McEachern
CALEDONIA LOST The Fall of the Confederacy
“McEachern’s principal preoccupation seems to be historical fidelity, and his vivid, dramatized account stays closely hewn to fact. His research is impressive, and he writes with restrained elegance and poignancy, capturing poetically the brute horror of war: ‘Then, I heard thousands of feet running towards us. The dawn was just breaking, but we were still mired in mist. The grey, gloom of night still wrapped herself around us.’ Furthermore, a moving love story, beautifully depicted, emerges out of the smoke and fire of conflict.
An intense peek into the last gasp of the Civil War, as well as a thoughtful rendering of Southern perspective.”