Author: J. Arthur Moore
Reunited with Captain Marshalton and Johnny Applebee following the battle at Gettysburg, Duane journeys with them to become part of General David Birney’s division of the Army of the Potomac. But the spring campaigns begin and a decision is put on hold. TOWARD THE END OF THE SEARCH follows Duane’s experience through the horrible slaughter during the weeks from The Wilderness, to Spotsylvania Court House, to Cold Harbor. There events and a letter about his pa send him from the war to return homeward in the company of Jonah Christopher, the young son of a Yankee sutler.
J. Arthur Moore is an educator with over 41 years’ experience in public, private, and independent settings. He is also an amateur photographer and has illustrated his works with his own photographs. In addition to Journey into Darkness, Mr. Moore has written Blake’s Story, Revenge and Forgiveness, a Civil War historic fiction set in the Kentucky Campaign of 1862; “Heir to Balmawr”, a drama for his fifth grade students; a number of short pieces and short stories. His latest release, just prior to Blake’s Story, is an earlier novel titled Summer of Two Worlds, set in Montana Territory in the summer of 1882. A graduate of Jenkintown High School, just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he attended West Chester State College, currently West Chester University. Upon graduation, he joined the Navy and was stationed in Norfolk, Virginia, where he met his wife to be, a widow with four children. Once discharged from the service, he moved to Coatesville, Pennsylvania, began his teaching career, married and brought his new family to live in a 300-year-old farm house in which the children grew up and married, went their own ways, raised their families to become grandparents themselves.