Tuesday, December 27, 2011

My new short story for kindle

The Red Pond At Shiloh is my new short story. The story follows wounded private Frank Barlow as he comes to terms being wounded and alone in the dark after the first days fighting at the Battle of Shiloh.

It is available for Amazon kindle download. Right now it's free.

The battle was the biggest and bloodiest fight up to that point. It was fought April 6-7, 1862. Confederate Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston brought his Confederate mostly untested army up from Corinth Mississippi to attack Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and his Army of the Tennessee before the Army of the Ohio, under Maj. Gen. Don Carlos Buell, could join it. The Rebels surprised the Yankees near Shiloh church. What followed was a 2 day nightmare, and both sides found out what the war was really going to be.

If you get a chance to visit the battlefield, go for it. I enjoyed it as well as any. You can really get the battle in your mind's eye while traveling over the huge area.


  1. So, have you written from inside any Yankee head as sympathetically as you wrote this rebel's story? Descended from Iowans whose worst day was at Shiloh, I tried not to take it personally when I met your thieving Thad Coons—a heartless caricature until the serenity of the dead protagonist overcame his criminality!

    1. Hello Friend,

      I know many people are very passionate when it comes to the Civil War, which is a very good thing. I would like to discuss this with you further, but I don't want to give away the story here. Please email me at email@civilwarnovel.com.


      John J. Gschwend Jr.