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Road to Antietam (Galloway Series Book 1)

4.32  ·  Rating details ·  108 ratings  ·  14 reviews
In his remarkable work of historical fiction, Road to Antietam, author Tom E. Hicklin brings readers the story of two brothers and the life-altering events they experience amidst the harrowing backdrop of the American Civil War.
Daniel and Christopher Galloway are merely teenagers when they join the Eighth Ohio Volunteer Infantry at the beginning of the Civil War. What sta
Kindle Edition, 278 pages
Published August 13th 2018 by Palmetto Publishing Group
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Jan 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing

So many novels of the U.S. Civil War describe events on a wide canvas. This excellent book gives us the narrow view of privates in the Infantry. Their struggles over cold, hunger, exhaustion and fear. While I enjoyed the books of Shaara, pere et fils, this book made the war really come alive.
J.R. Alcyone
Sep 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This lovingly researched and heartbreaking historical fiction piece follows the Galloway brothers of the 8th Ohio Infantry through the beginnings of the American Civil War onward to the bloody battlefield of Antietam. With strong and well-crafted characters, realistic battle scenes, gritty details, and its focus on the plight and experiences of the common soldier, "Road to Antietam" compares very favorably to Stephen Crane's classic, "The Red Badge of Courage" or to "All Quiet on the Western Fro ...more
Aletha Pagett
Oct 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Brothers Daniel and Christopher join the Union forces with young men's thirst for adventure and glory. This well researched novel documents their discovery of tattered glory and adventure turned to emptiness. It is a vivid portrayal of the horrors of the Civil War and the human cost of the War that that was fought to maintain the union. I received this e-book from Goodreads. ...more
Eugene Baer
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was ok
Too many numbers

While he writes a good account about individual soldiers, Hicklin included a confusing number of companies, regiments, etc that make reading tedious. I do not plan to read the next volume.
Daniel Kane
Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great Story.

I have read a lot regarding the Civil War, this was really well written. Mr. Hicklin showed us what it was like from the Privates perspective. A tough and terrible existence in the horrors of war.
Francis X DuFour
Jan 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Very well researched tale of what being an infantryman in the Civil War must have been like. Vivid descriptions of battle, as well as fascinating story of the life of the soldier in between battles.
will hogrefe
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Even if you're not a history buff, this is an amazing and personal story of war as seen from the eyes of two brothers on the front lines. Hard to put down.
Bill Titus
Jan 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fast st read

If you like the civil war this is a great read hard to put down
Follow the brothers thru the war
Ken Schallenkamp
Sep 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A Great Read

This book was exciting, fast pased and, most important, historically accurate. I have to assume the author has a brother he loves.
shari lee
Oct 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
The vagaries of war revealed

While a novel the stories told make the reader fully aware of the Civil Wars awfulness and a dreadful page in our countries history
John Kowalski
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
More to come?

Well written. Let’s you feel the emotion and horror of war.
The ending was poorly written.
Needed to bring it to a close.
May 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
War became personal

Excellent read. Heartbreaking and fearsome in the descriptions. Made the civil war real and horrifying. These were real people fighting and dying.
Bob Hobbit
Dec 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
A very good book

Tells of two brothers who volunteered for service in the civil war. You learn alot about day to day existence of the solider . Interesting stuff. Well written
May 08, 2020 rated it liked it
Interesting POV for the American Civil War. Very slow at times , and certainly not at the level of Shaara, but good none the less
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Tom Hicklin was born and raised in Colorado, and has had a strong interest in American history and the Civil War for as long as he can remember. After studying writing in college, he spent most of his adult life working in accounting or IT. He has since retired from the business world and, when not playing his guitar, is now concentrating on his two great passions—history and writing. He currently ...more

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