Two Brothers—One North, One South


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By David H. Jones

A Union officer. A Confederate soldier. Joined by blood and united in death.

Maryland brothers Clifton Kennedy Prentiss and William Scolay Prentiss fought on opposing sides during the Civil War. Both were mortally wounded in the same late-War battle, as Clifton led an attack on the fort William was defending. Both were taken to Armory Square Hospital in Washington, D.C., where poet and military hospital volunteer Walt Whitman became the link between them.

An exceptionally researched fictionalized account of the Prentiss brothers that brings to life four turbulent years of America’s costliest and most commemorated war. (Hardcover, Staghorn Press, 2008.)