Ted Pulliam's new book, Here's a Letter From Thy Dear Son, is out now.
Ted tells this story through personal letters of the American Civil War in the late 1800s. It is the story of a North Georgia farming family of modest means as they seek places in their communities, live the trauma of the Civil War on the battlefield and at home, and for those who survive, strive to regain peace in a changed world and begin life anew. Beginning in 1847, a seventeen-year-old Simeon David leaves home to teach school in a nearby county and continues as he, his younger brothers Tom and Horatio, sister Lona, and their friend Manning Alexander begin their lives. The arrival of the Civil War sweeps them up, transforms the young men into soldiers and transports them to previously little-known places: Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, and the Wilderness. At home, the family women face their own disruptions and hardships. For one, it is more than she can bear.
550 pages, plus bibliography and index.