Union Bound is the amazing true story of Joseph Hoover a Union Soldier who witnessed many incredible moments during the terrible carnage of the Civil War. Union Bound is a story of honor, integrity, love of country and the belief that all men are equal. Based on the actual diaries of Union soldier Joseph Hoover. This is the story of how Sergeant Hoover came to join the Union army only to become captured during the Battle of the Wilderness and taken to the dreaded Andersonville prison in Georgia where he was held for four long months before being transferred to the Florence Stockade in South Carolina. Shortly after arriving to Florence, Joseph escaped and was helped by the very slaves they fought to free as they helped him travel the Underground Railroad back to his company in the north.A companion book to the popular dramatic film by the same name, Union Bound delves into matters of integrity, honor, and redemption. In a time of racial division like the country hasn’t seen in sixty years and weak leaders who are willing to compromise the principles and values the nation was founded on in order to appease an enemy hell-bent on killing anyone who disagrees with them, Union Bound is a powerful story of one man who understood what slavery is all about and who risked everything to do the right thing, to save his country, to free slaves. It is a story of compassion, resolve, and unity against a common evil. It is a story of our past to encourage us to be resolute today.After the war he went back to his farm in upstate New York and worked as a cabinet maker. He went on to live to be eighty-four years old.
|Publisher:||WND Books, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
William R. Walters is a retired police officer and forensic investigator and a Civil War enthusiast. Walters consults on forensic matters including police and forensic procedures on TV and Movie sets. A lover of horses, Walters lives in the country with his wife, Wilma. Michael Davis is a youth leader with his church and Assistant Coach at St. Clair Community College. He has a heart for the youth in his area and has seen firsthand what can happen in a child's life when they don't get the guidance they need and long for. Michael was raised by a single mother and knows what it is like to have an absent father. Michael Davis and his wife, Fredricka Davis, have been married for 11 years and have two sons.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
William Walters gives an amazing interpretation of one man's real life experiences during one of the most critical turning points in American History. The story brings us to the beginning of Joseph Hoover's involvement in the war, his training and the comradery he shared with the other men in his platoon. We follow the heart ache of losing friends, battles fought; won and lost, and the despair of surrender. The story brings us into the prisoner of war camps and gives us a snapshot of what life was like for both prisoner and guard alike and Joseph's determination to survive and eventually escape. We see Joseph's escape with his new found friend and fellow prisoner and their journey back to Union lines so that they can return to their units and continue the fight. Joseph gains a new understanding for the war while being helped by black slaves to journey along what would later become the underground railroad. Union Bound does not point fingers nor does it take a political side. It gives us brief glimpses of the horror of war on both sides and the many moments of kindness and bravery of both Union and Confederate soldiers. Highly recommended.