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Cornwell, Bernard. Rebel. New York : HarperCollins, 1993.

First in an abbreviated series by bestselling British military novelist Cornwell. Nate Starbuck, son of a rabid abolitionist preacher from Boston, finds himself alone and friendless in Richmond, Virginia. He becomes a protegé of Washington Faulconer, dissolute Virginia chevalier who is raising his own regiment, the Faulconer Legion, to fight the Yankees. Nate becomes a junior officer in the Legion and follows its fortunes through many intrigues toward First Manassas.


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