Robert W. Hester. The Battle for North Carolina: Historical Novel of the War between the States. Charleston, SC: BookSurge Publishing, 2008.

In this novel, the Civil War is far from over in December of 1864.  Confederate naval fighters in the waters off North Carolina defeat the Union navy’s blockade.  Wilmington and eastern North Carolina are still threatened, even though Sherman’s march through Georgia has destroyed his army, not Georgia.  This book tells a tale of fierce fighting along the Carolina coastal plain during the early months of 1865.  Historical figures appear, along with fictional characters whose presence adds romantic interest to the narrative and gives the reader a vivid sense of the war’s cost to civilians.

Check this title’s availability in the UNC-Chapel Hill Library catalog.

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Filed under 2000-2009, 2008, Craven, Docufiction, Hester, Robert W., Historical, New Hanover

4 Responses to Robert W. Hester. The Battle for North Carolina: Historical Novel of the War between the States. Charleston, SC: BookSurge Publishing, 2008.

  1. Dianne Hicks Cochran

    Bob,
    I received an email from Brenda, regarding your novel. Congratulations! Your family must be proud of your accomplishment. I taught language arts for nine years, and I often wondered if I had a future author sitting in my classroom.
    I wish you the best…
    Dianne Hicks Cochran
    I attended elementary school with you

  2. Becky Mangum Osborne

    Congratulations!!…. I will look for you on the bookshelf…very proud of you!

  3. Mary Boswell Byrd

    Bob, The news about your newest book is very exciting. Congratulations! Rumor has it that it is not in the Wilson Public Library yet. My sisters are working that!
    Regards, Mary

  4. Hi Bob,

    Great news, just think I knew you when !!!!!
    eventhough you trouble spelling the chemical
    names on this product labels at Southern Testing,
    you have come a long way. Good Luck with future
    writtings. By the way, we were not whipped by
    those @$%# yankees in Wilson County. Matter
    of fact Sherman went to Raleigh to keep from
    going thru Wilson County and encountering our
    fore fathers !!!!.

    Jim Chocklett

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