Writing his memoirs and reflecting back on his childhood days, Michael S. Marcus is fondly remembering the hero his father had become throughout his life. From the early days of moving from the Tennessee homestead when they relocated their family to Boston, it seemed everything was going perfectly for the family. His Pa, “Captain Marcus”, was employed by the revolutionary hero from Boston, Paul Revere. While there, the American Civil War began and the veteran Captain agrees to serve his country in the Union Army.
Back home, his brother Grady Marcus was recruited by the 24th Texas Calvary known as Granbury’s Brigade and neither of the two brothers knew. They would eventually end up on the same bloody battlefield in Franklin, not far from their family homes. In a dramatic series of horrible tragedies, the war is coming to the steps of the Marcus family in a firestorm led by the evil Colonel Chester. Fortunately, Pa has trained his youngest cadet son, to know how to save the family and do the right thing with God’s help.
Their sacrifice and gallantry paint the backdrop for the unshakable faith and bravery of a family who suffered the loss of a brother killing another brother. Only through faith in God and an act of mercy and forgiveness, will this family be able to survive. They remember that their father had taught them how to fight, when to run, how to survive, but most importantly…how to pray.