Because They Were Southerners
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December 5th, 2016
Why did they answer the call by the thousands? Why did they join the
Confederate cavalry to face the unknown? What motivated them to ride
straight into the barrels of cannon?
Hugh Sinclair, a young Georgian,
was one of those who joined in 1861 when his beloved South went to war
with the Union.
Soon Captain Sinclair was riding with the elite cavalry
unit of his hero, General JEB Stuart, attacking the enemy across
blood-soaked battlefields. Although he and his closest friends, Andy
Johns and Wayne Deadwyler, understood the realities that meant the war
would end in defeat, they were willing to fight to the bitter end. The
three young cavalrymen became known for their daring and willingness to
tackle any mission thrown at them by their commanders, no matter how
They found themselves sent on spying campaigns into the
heart of enemy territory—Washington—where Hugh and Wayne barely escaped
hanging. In Charleston, S.C., Andy and Hugh were caught up in another
strange quest—helping to identify the mysterious “thing” that seemed to
be diving underwater to damage blockade-running ships.
Richmond, they continued their regular duties with their cavalry units,
until they were summoned for another operation, which could be the most
perilous of all. In disguise, they would have to infiltrate a Union
fort and get a close look at a powerful, deadly new weapon that the
North reportedly had. Could they get away with their own audacious
plan—and steal the weapon out from under the Yankees’ noses?
the story of the men in gray, who turned out to fight for the Cause.
Why did these men, many of whom never owned a slave, show up bravely to
do their part? Why did they willingly take on assignments they had no
idea they could carry out—and then do so? Why did they do all those
things mostly without question? Why were they willing to lose
everything—even their lives?
Because they were Southerners, that’s