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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Historical / General
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Bucktail Novel Series
  • Series Number:7
  • Pages:181
  • eBook ISBN:9781626754263

The Bucktails' Last Call

by William P. Robertson and David Rimer

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In THE BUCKTAILS' LAST CALL, Sergeant Bucky Culp battles the fever that killed more soldiers than bullets. He faces greater tests in the Wilderness and in his marriage to Sarah.
Bucky Culp thrashed in his bunk beset by hideous, staring faces with stringy hair, tree bark skin, and deadly dangling tongues. Baying frightfully, these Falsefaces darted back and forth at a dizzying pace. The more they howled, the higher Bucky's temperature soared. Only the tender care of his Bucktail squad could cure him of the fever that killed more Civil War soldiers than bullets. The last year of Sergeant Culp's enlistment was his hardest yet. After deserting the army to marry his darling Sarah, Culp barely misses being shot by a firing squad. Upon returning to the Bucktails, he watches his pal Hosea Curtis brutally pummeled by a professional boxer. Embroiled in the Wilderness and Spottsylvania Court House Campaigns keeps Culp in harm's way until the day he's mustered out of service. But the greatest test of Bucky's character awaited him at Sarah's place in Sharpsburg, Maryland. The way he handled this personal crisis is further testament to the fine fighting spirit instilled in him by the legendary 42nd Pennsylvania Volunteers. THE BUCKTAILS' LAST CALL ends with Sergeant Culp's greatest display of bravery.
About the author
William P. Robertson graduated from Mansfield University in 1972 with a BS in English. Since then he has worked in factories, taught high school English, and run a successful house painting business. He began freelancing short stories, poetry, and articles in 1978 and has been published in over 500 magazines in the U.S., Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Romania, Australia, New Zealand, and Malaysia. He has also published eleven poetry collections, two audio books of horror verse, four volumes of short stories, nine Bucktail novels, two French and Indian War novels, and a Viking adventure. In his spare time Bill enjoys photography, trout fishing, deer hunting, and Civil War reenacting. He belongs to the Company I Bucktail unit of McKean County in Pennsylvania.