Novelist Shocked to Learn “Hundreds of Women Fought in the Civil War”

Author Erin Lindsay McCabe shared this with RIFers last week: “The inspiration for I Shall Be Near to You was the Civil War letters that Rosetta Wakeman wrote home to her family while she was serving as a private in the Union Army. When I discovered her letters, I just couldn’t believe I’d never heard of her!

Then when I learned that hundreds of women fought in the Civil War, I was even more shocked. You can read more about the real Rosetta and the other women who inspired me on my website.”

I SHALL BE NEAR TO YOU by ERIN LINDSAY MCCABE- Excerpt by Crown Publishing Group


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