As Advertised in “THE UNION VOLUNTEER” August 2016, Vol. 11, No. 8, I am having a brief free book sale of “Rough Enough,” the story of my great grandfather, Richard Clow, beginning in 1864 when he first enlisted in the Union Army. He was eventually assigned to the 56th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry on the front lines of the siege at Petersburg, Virginia, stationed at tiny Fort Alexander Hays.
Richard’s letters home to his sisters during this time help the reader understand the hardships and dangers of life on the front lines and how quickly a 17 year old had to grow up. His words to his sister, saying that the bloody assault on Petersburg, which forced General Lee out of the city after nearly two years of siege, was “Rough Enough” became the source of the title for the book.
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“Rough Enough” follows Richard for another 15 years of his life as he built forts in Montana and N. Dakota, fought Indian battles, worked for famed fur trader Charles Larpenteur at Fort Buford married the sutler’s step daughter, Mary Bingham.
You will enjoy the well researched story line, the tidbits of history that most people don’t know about in this part of the old west, and Richard’s luck in 1876 when he eventually settled in Deadwood, South Dakota during the time that Wild Bill Hickok was killed.
I hope you will take advantage of this special offer and then write me a review on Amazon of you opinions and comments. Free Offer starts this coming Friday the 19th of Aug. and Runs through Sunday the 21st. Contact SUV Oregon Here!
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