For Pete's sake write your own book! (So I can read it!!!!!) Your ideas are
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From: L. A. Chambliss <xanthipp@...>
Sent: Saturday, December 02, 2000 7:56 PM
Subject: Re: [civilwarwest] How to Move Our Hero from Memphis to Chattanooga
> Dear Madelon,
> I will concede that the idea proposed by several, that Bart's unit have
> its time run out and go home to reorganize, is imminently plausible.
> However I submit that while historically accurate, it is about as loaded
> with dramatic potential as a bottle of flat beer. Plus you have the
> disadvantage of having to follow the real history of the 7th IL Cav,
> with which this scenario might not match.
> Better, in my humble and probably overdramatic opinion, would be
> something along the following lines:
> Bart, you say, has just been named a captain in this unit. This
> probably got somebody else's nose out of joint, perhaps someone who has
> been Bart's rival in other matters, either military or social (a chance
> to throw in a little romantic adventure with a Girl Back Home presents
> itself here).
> This Vile Rival connives to get Bart sacked, out of the captaincy at
> least and the regiment entirely if possible. Through the usual
> underhanded means he succeeds, and Bart is out on his arse, with only
> his faithful horse for company. Perhaps he has a mentor of higher rank
> who knows the story, knows that Bart is both an honorable man and a good
> soldier, and said mentor gives him a letter of recommendation to a
> friend in one of the other corps which he knows is about to be moving
> far away, geetting Bart away from the rival and the sticky situation in
> the 7th IL.
> Bart gnashes his teeth at this but accepts. And have him move into a
> fictitous regiment this time, it gives you more freedom of movement.
> You can always have him get his revenge on the Evil Rival in Vol. III.
> "M. E. Heatherington" wrote: