Category Archives: Trotter, William R.

William R. Trotter. The Sands of Pride. New York: Avalon, 2002.

Set in Wilmington during 1861 to 1863, when the port city was the center of Confederate blockade-running efforts, The Sands of Pride is the first of Trotter’s two Civil War novels. Trotter is able to trace several narratives throughout the chaos of battle, with many of his characters based on actual people, and Trotter dramatizes many of the important events in coastal North Carolina during the Civil War. The story is continued through to the end of the war in The Fires of Pride. Trotter is also the author of a multi-volume history of the Civil War in North Carolina, and can be counted in these novels to provide accurate depictions of events, and careful attention to historic detail.

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William R. Trotter. The Fires of Pride. New York: Carrol & Graf, 2003.

This book, the second of Trotter’s Civil War novels, finishes the story started in The Sands of Pride. Starting in 1863, after the Confederacy’s defeat at Gettysburg, The Fires of Pride is set in Wilmington and continues through the end of the war. Trotter is able to trace several narratives throughout the chaos of battle, with many of his characters based on actual people. He also dramatizes many of the important events of the war, including the Union assault on Fort Fisher and the career of an ironclad ram in the Confederate Navy. Trotter is also the author of a multi-volume history of the Civil War in North Carolina, and can be counted on in these novels to provide accurate depictions of events, and careful attention to historic detail.

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William R. Trotter. “Pride” Civil War Novels.

In these two novels, Trotter dramatizes many of the important events and individuals in coastal North Carolina during the Civil War. The Sands of Pride is set in Wilmington during 1861 to 1863 when the port city was the center of Confederate blockade-running efforts. The Fires of Pride continues the story through the end of the war, with a long section on the Union assault on Fort Fisher. Trotter is able to trace several narratives throughout the chaos of battle, with many of his characters based on actual people. Trotter is also the author of a multi-volume history of the Civil War in North Carolina, and can be counted in these novels to provide accurate depictions of events, and careful attention to historic detail.

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