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Author McCabe introduces us to newlywed Rosetta Wakefield.  More accustomed
to working as her father's farmhand and happiest doing what others might call
"man's work", Rosetta struggles with how to be a good wife to her childhood
beau and new husband, Jeremiah.  When Jeremiah leaves home to join the Union
army, Rosetta finds the only way she can honor Jeremiah is to be with her
husband---no matter what.  Cutting off her hair and donning men's clothing,
Rosetta enlists in the army as Private Ross Stone so that she might stand beside
her husband.
I Shall Be Near To You
by Erin Lindsay McCabe
Crown Publishers, NY, 2014