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Kevin Horgan presents Jared Ogden,CEO/Founder of the Phoenix Patriot Foundation with a check for royalties from the sale of “The March of the 18th,” on January 2, 2014.

The March of the 18th  “A Story of Crippled Heroes in the Civil War”
By Kevin Horgan

In 1864 the fate of the Union Army’s Veterans’ Reserve Corps rested on the courage of its soldiers crippled by the war, whose only desire was dignified service even after harrowing personal sacrifice.

The March of the 18th is a historical novel wrapped around the true events of one invalid regiment created and then forgotten as a footnote in our nation’s history.

The 18th Veterans’ Reserve Corps was created during the Civil War to allow severely wounded soldiers to serve effectively, thereby freeing the able-bodied for combat.

The invalid soldier is a living monument to our freedom. The March of the 18th is a small book but a big story, and brings this unit’s perseverance to light.

What makes the work compelling is its purpose: FIFTY percent of the author’s royalties will be donated to charities for wounded veterans.

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The author and SSgt Lisa Bieler, commander of US Army recruiting in Roswell, GA., at the first Barnes & Noble book signing, June 2013.