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By Peter G. Tsouras

“Do you recognize what army glory is? it truly is ‘that beautiful rainbow, that rises in showers of blood—that serpent’s eye, that charms to destroy.’” —Abraham Lincoln

The Union in dire peril! The conflict that started in Peter G. Tsouras’s prior trade background, Britannia’s Fist, hurries up in the course of a number of determined weeks in October 1863. From the bayous of Louisiana to the fairway hills of the Hudson Valley, from Chicago in flames to the gates of Washington itself, the nice warfare uncoils in ropes of fireplace. French and British armies are at the march, and heavy reinforcements have positioned to sea. Copperheads have risen in rebellion to pull the Midwest into the Confederacy as an essential Union military stands ravenous and less than siege in Tennessee. in the meantime, Robert E. Lee and the Royal army set in movement a stroke that's boldness itself.

The Union staggers less than those blows. whereas the Grenadier Guards march into glory in upstate New York’s apple orchards, from the second one tale of a shot-up Washington lodge Abraham Lincoln watches a wooded area of the crimson flags of uprising waving over a accomplice column dashing around the lengthy Bridge. to forestall them is a war-worn regiment of latest York infantrymen. To their backs Washington burns. yet new applied sciences and the artwork of intelligence are thrown onto the scales, whereas Russia plans to go into the warfare to avenge its humiliation within the Crimean War.

A Rainbow of Blood brings ahead the nice conflict from its outbreak to the 1st nice situation of the embattled republic. Peopled with extraordinary personalities of the age, the e-book rattles with the tramp of armies marching down essentially the most interesting roads now not taken—or even imagined—until now.

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Convinced, Bazaine knew the sport of army ambition within the moment Empire and so was once responsive to the troubles and goals of the imperial ambition. The ostensible function of the alliance was once to safe France's grip on Mexico. A thankful Confederacy could gladly acquiesce to what an undivided Union might by no means tolerate - the nullification of the Mon roe Doctrine. The emperor had hinted extensively in his directions that maybe France might count on better profits from the yankee fratricide. Jefferson Davis was once astute adequate to he taken with greater French pursuits. accordingly, he had conscientiously suggested Taylor to stress the subordinate position of the French whereas working on accomplice soil. Taylor had wasted no time in bringing that topic up with Bazaine presently after his tumultuous welcome to the newly liberated urban that will deny the victor of Vermillionville not anything. Bazaine answered with cordial grace to Taylor's recapitulation of alliance roles. "Daaccord, d'accord, basic Taylor. that's in response to the emperor's directions. This military is distributed to aid you on your personal kingdom. You command me, and that i command my military, no? this can be most sensible. " Then he paused to blow a neat circle from his cigar. "Of path, His Majesty has matters that he has confided in me. " There it used to be -what Taylor feared - the "yes, yet. " He answered, holding his voice even, "And these issues are? " "Oh, common Taylor, those are minor issues, concerns of sentiment, I guarantee you. yet they're issues just about our French hearts. The emperor needs to increase his imperial safety to Louisiana as a result of his regard for its French heritage, tradition, and language -the very language of this urban and the single we're talking now. " "The Confederacy, sir, will take care of its own," Taylor acknowledged pointedly in English earlier than repeating it in French. "Ah, definite, sometime, after all, yet you need to admit, that the very necessity of welcoming a French military shows in a different way. No? Your Confederacy will without doubt, as is His Majesty's fervent want, find a way sometime to defy the area, yet meanwhile you are going to face a vengeful Union and, i could say among buddies, the treachery of perfidious Albion, regardless of the transitority alliance of comfort we proportion with it. it's the affection for our shared heritage and aspirations that motivates France. " THE BATTERY, CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, 11:00 AM, OCTOBER 24, 1863 As Bazaine emerged from St. Louis Cathedral in far away New Orleans, Jefferson Davis was once awaiting the British send that used to be slowly imminent the dock. He had rushed down from Richmond for the celebration whilst note of its reached him. It used to be the main wished-for occasion within the Confederacy, the popularity of the independence in their new state via the most important strength on the planet. Davis had insisted that or not it's the main formal of country events. With him used to be his vice chairman, Gen. Pierre G. T. Beauregard and a cluster of different generals, the governor of South Carolina, an honor shield in new uniforms, and a band.

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