“This is an historical novel set in the Civil War. The relationship between the slave master and the slave was very close from their early years. When the Civil War began, the slave escaped and fought with the Union. The slave master fought with the Confederacy. It concludes with an actual Civil War event the Battle of New Market Heights. The importance of this conflict is that fifteen Black Union soldiers received the Congressional Medal of Honor. The author is a retired businessman who is a history buff.”—Bennett Johnson, Publisher, Path Press
The story of two young men, the slave master and the slave is captured in dramatic fashion by the author in A Cleansing Flame. The story begins with the life on a southern plantation which is the home of the two young men until the war begins. Both men are involved in the war as soldiers. The tragedy of the Civil War is not only the background of A Cleansing Flame, but also an integral part of the story. A number of battle scenes are described in realistic detail are based upon historical fact. The author brings you into the action from the beginning with daily life on a Southern plantation and through the horrors of the battlefield . The reader is a witness to a great story and a student of the history of the Civil War.