Union Colonel Edward Baker informed his eager men that they could find the war if they followed the plume of his hat. They took his admonition seriously when he led them over a cliff during a retreat. Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
I am a novelist with an intense interest in the Civil War. After having written my second novel about our civil conflict, I am now researching my third novel, which will be set during the Civil War as well. My interest began when I saw the Civil War film documentary by Ken Burns and it blossomed when I read James McGregor Burns's Battle Cry of Freedom. I've been into the Civil War since then.