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“This well written novel has as its title a real truth: America’s early dream was divided in the Civil War.” Alan Nolan, author of The Iron Brigade.

“Midwestern regiments like the Fourteenth Indiana really won the war for the North. Their experience on the American frontier, their determination and common sense made the difference in the war’s outcome.” Bruce Catton, Civil War historian, author of The American Heritage History of the Civil War

Books: Indiana Civil War

The new edition of this much praised novel chronicles two southern Indiana regiments: the Fourteenth Indiana and the Eightieth Indiana, their officers, men, life-and-death battles and challenges, and the fortunes of their kinfolks at home. It’s a realistic and often dramatic story of the idealistic recruits, the advancement-seekers, the Copperheads who opposed the war effort, the struggles to survive, and the lives and loves of the women of the soldiers’ lives. Set in both the North and South, The Dream Divided is an epic whose accurate historical details and colorful characters mark it as one of the state’s finest period novels.