The ebb and flow of war has begun with victories and defeats on both sides. Brett and Semiramis make it safely back to Mont Royal, after a dangerous encounter with Northern troops. When Orry hears of what happened at Mont Royal, he rescues Madeline and they are soon married. Virgilia meets Dorothy Dix who accepts her as a nurse on the basis of Congressman Sam Greene's recommendation. Orry needs to stop the blockade runners and is almost captured by a Northern patrol. By the purest luck, he meets George on the trail. Elkanah Bent has ambitions of megalomaniacal proportions and has every intention of gaining power in the South. He fully expects Ashton to be at his side. A woman scorned puts him out of business for a while. Charles is wounded and makes his way to Augusta Barclay's farm where he recuperates. At Lehigh Station, Stanley Hazard, egged on by his ever ambitious wife and against his better judgment, gets involved in shady deals. Written by
Did You Know?
Not only are Berdan's Sharpshooters incorrectly shown to be at the First Battle of Bull Run, but they are shown in that and subsequent battles as fighting as part of the Union line. In actuality, the sharpshooters fought as skirmishers, ahead of the line, targeting confederate officers and other selected targets, in small groups. As the enemy advanced these skirmishers would melt back behind the main line units and continue sniping while the regulars engaged with volley fire. See more
Madeline LaMotte Main
[to Justin LaMotte
I want my freedom, you can't force me to love you!