From the publisher: “This is a chronicle of how the Civil War affected the lives of certain families living in the Grandfather Mountain region of Watagua County, NC, and in the adjacent Globe Valley. The main characters are fictional because insufficient sources exist on which to base a historical treatment. But the events and social history of the War are faithfully recorded, and authenticated in a 20-page bibliography. While the book is, in a sense, narrowly regional history, the author has managed, by use of a many-windowed approach in which the characters speak in the present tense or write letters, to spread the five year sweep of history from the Blue Ridge to coastal Roanoke Island, New Bern, and Kinston, up through Virginia, back to East Tennessee and Stoneman’s raid into Western North Carolina in 1865.”


The Grandfather and the Globe