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Allen F. Mahon has been a student of the Civil War since the age of twelve. His main focus of study has been devoted to his ancestors, who served in the 45th New York. Allen currently lives in Buchanan, Virginia, with his wife of 41 years. They enjoy the company of their two adult daughters and two grandsons.
When Nick Siler joined the Union Army, he left a world of loving family and plans for a happy future, and entered a world of physical challenges, hardship, and the horrors of war. As Nick adjusts to his new life and finds the bonds of family replaced by the fierce loyalties and deep friendships among comrades-at-arms, he feels that he will be able to survive the Civil War. But even two years of combat cannot prepare him for the unthinkable bloodbath at Gettysburg, which will take a toll on the Union Army, and on Nick personally. Overnight, the wounding of a loved one and the loss of a close friend will force Nick to mature from a nineteen-year-old boy into a man. Nick finds love in an unexpected place while he reaffirms his loyalty to his regiment and to the North. Amidst the chaos and carnage of war, Nick will dig deep to find his own reserves of courage, compassion, and determination. But will the best of Nick’s heart and soul, and the devotion of the girl he loves, be enough to carry him through? Gone Home for Angels is a meticulously researched, deftly plotted historical novel rich with authentic detail and characters you will care about long after you have turned the final page.