First Sentence: I was strong and he was not, so it was me went to war to defend the Republic.
Back of the book:
I was strong and he was not so it was me went to war to defend the Republic. I stepped across the border out of Indiana into Ohio. Twenty dollars, two salt-pork sandwiches, and I took jerky, biscuits, six old apples, fresh underthings and a blanket too.
There was a conflagration to come; I wanted to lend it my spark.
Meet Gallant Ash: hero, folk legend and master of war. Ash is a leader of men and a brutal and fearless soldier. Will look you dead in the eye and kill for no reason. But Ash has a secret. Gallant Ash is a woman. This is her story.
Quotes from the book:
“She had a small voice. About the size of a popcorn kernel only got heated halfway at the bottom of the pot.”
She never, the time I knew her, spoke loudly or needed to step first through a door.
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Last Sentence: I have not had any answer yet.