Hanna's Courage
A Story of Love and Betrayal at the Battle of Gettysburg


A young girl's first love: Forbidden. Dangerous. While struggling
with her feelings for a handsome Confederate soldier, Hanna
to save her toddler brother and her friends, former slaves who had
escaped bondage years earlier and were forced to flee their homes
on July 1, 1863.



"Recommended addition to historical fiction collections"! -
Midwest Book Review Small Press Bookwatch, September, 2012.

"Cregar paints the horrors of war with blood-red accuracy" -
Ellen Wittlinger, award-winning young adult author.

"Elyse Cregar, a school librarian and former Licensed Battlefield Guide makes
that bloody conflict personal and real in Hanna's Courage." -
School Librarian's Workshop for April/May, 2013.
Cover Design and Logo artwork by Tamara Clark: www.tamaraclark.com 
Historical details of Hanna's Courage have been verified by Miss Debra Novotny, 
a Licensed Battlefield Guide at the Gettysburg National Military Park since 1975:
Civil War Research Links 

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Camp Eder, Fairfield, Pennsylvania - "Mending A Nation", August 3, 2013.

A Tea-Lightful High Tea Celebration featuring Hanna's Courage with readings by author Elyse Cregar. During this wonderful celebration of God's Love our hosts emphasized the Faith, Hope, Courage and Healing that Hanna demonstrated while struggling with her sense of loyalty to her family and her nation. See more images of the Tea at the Camp Eder Media Gallery.


A Soldier's Prayer
(written by an anonymous confederate soldier, US civil war)

I asked God for strength, that I might achieve,
I was made weak, that I might learn humbly to obey....
I asked for health, that I might do greater things,
I was given infirmity, that I might do better things....
I asked for riches, that I might be happy,
I was given poverty, that I might be wise....
I asked for power, that I might have the praise of men,
I was given weakness, that I might feel the need of God....
I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life,
I was given life, that I might enjoy all things....
I got nothing that I asked for -
but everything that I had hoped for,
Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered.
I am among all men most richly blessed.

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