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 Posted: Mon May 19th, 2008 09:59 pm
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I received the following e-mail, and just don't have time to research it. If anybody knows, post here and I'll e-mail her back...

Hello,

Don't know if this is up your alley (just found your site) but I'm
searching for an civil war book, fiction, most likely juvenile, which I
read sometime in the early - middle 1960's.  The problem is I don't know
the book's name, author or date of publication.  All I know is that it
told the story of a young man from the North who joins up and is part of
General Sheridan's calvary.  I think the young man's name was Rick O'shay,
and his sidekick/mentor was Ocean Pond.  The author also wrote a companion
novel told from the Southern point of view about a young man and his
mentor who serve under Wade Hampton.  In the Southern story, the young man
is injured by a bear that Hampton is hunting, and is taken into the
Hampton mansion to recover, then follows him to the calvary.  Both North
and South boys are fleeing from bad homes and ill-intentioned
step-brothers, fathers, etc.

Yes, I tried the libraries, hours on the web, used book stores...no one
seems to know, so I thought, maybe civil war afficianados might have a
memory or a clue.  Thanks for anything you can do!




 Posted: Tue May 20th, 2008 12:54 pm
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The only reference to a Rick O'shay I can find is a comic strip that was popular in the 60's, from wiki:

Rick O'Shay is a Western comic strip created by Stan Lynde in 1958. It was published world-wide through the Chicago Tribune Syndicate, until publication ended in 1981.



 Posted: Tue May 20th, 2008 01:07 pm
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Ask them if this is it

Banners at Shenandoah: A Story of Sheridan's Fighting Cavalry
Bob runs away from home to join the Union Army. During his stint as a soldier, Bob learns much about himself and life in general

By Bruce Catton



 Posted: Tue May 20th, 2008 05:16 pm
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Hey Shanifaye,

Nope, it's not "Banners at Shenandoah."  I thought so to, so I Inter-library-loaned that book, but it's not the one.  It's got to be out there someplace, right?  Thanks!

Kim



 Posted: Tue May 20th, 2008 05:33 pm
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I did my best, its the only juvenile fiction book I can find that even mentions Sheridan's Cavalry and it was written in the time period mentioned :(

Last edited on Tue May 20th, 2008 05:34 pm by ShaniFaye



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I've been thru the ISBN database and cant find anything else using all the key words you mentioned and by subject, have you tried searching it, you might have better luck

http://www.isbndb.com



 Posted: Tue May 20th, 2008 09:12 pm
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Hold on I think I know the book it has been a while it was 60sish written its in the Libary at the High shool I go to there is another one involving the confederacy cavalry to I read it I cant think of the name But I will found it out tomorrow when I get to school. I think it might be the sheendoah thing but I really cant remeber.



 Posted: Wed May 21st, 2008 07:21 pm
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It was by Bruce Lancaster. It is called Rolling Shandoa and then I could not find the other one sorry but I think the other one is possibly the one you are looking for.



 Posted: Fri May 23rd, 2008 12:33 pm
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OK!  I couldn't find any description/synposis of "Roll Shenandoah" so I ordered the book through inter-library loan.  Should be here in a week or two.  Thanks a bunch and I'll keep you posted.:)



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Curious if that was the correct book. It's funny, I remember reading and enjoying this book as well back in high school. Like you, I can't remember anything about the book except I enjoyed it and it chronicles the Civil War from beginning to end as seen from a soldier under General Hampton.



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