THE SCARLET PATCH by Bruce Lancaster

THE SCARLET PATCH

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KIRKUS REVIEW

First rate yarn of the Civil War, from-incredible as it seems- a new angle. The story concerns the Rochambeau Rifles- ""foreign legion"" of the Union Army of the Potomac, and of the uphill struggle in their own ranks, because of prejudice against the foreign born. Chiefly it is the story of a brilliant young French officer, who worshipped General Kearny, and who suffered under the command of the hated Pelham. The story follows the successive defeats, from Malvern Hill to Harrison's Lending, to Bull Run -- then on to Gettysubrg, and at last to victory. There are wonderful battle scenes; there's a twisted road of romance; there's adventure aplenty.

Pub Date: April 21st, 1947
Publisher: Little, Brown (A.M.P.)