History Literature / TrailOfGlory

27th Nov '15 12:10:36 AM Nohbody
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An AlternateHistory novel by EricFlint, the ''Trail of Glory'' series covers a [[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates United States]] that diverges from its original history at the start of the the UsefulNotes/WarOf1812, covering an area from the Canadian border in the north, New Orleans in the south, where the war's final battle was fought in 1815, and in the sequel from the US east coast to west of the Mississippi River.

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An AlternateHistory novel by EricFlint, the ''Trail of Glory'' series covers a [[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates United States]] that diverges from its original history at the start of the the UsefulNotes/WarOf1812, covering an area from the Canadian border in the north, New Orleans in the south, where the war's final battle was fought in 1815, and in the sequel from the US east coast to west of the Mississippi River.
27th Nov '15 12:10:23 AM Nohbody
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An AlternateHistory novel by EricFlint, the ''Trail of Glory'' series covers a [[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates United States]] that diverges from its original history at the start of the TheWarOf1812, covering an area from the Canadian border in the north, New Orleans in the south, where the war's final battle was fought in 1815, and in the sequel from the US east coast to west of the Mississippi River.

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An AlternateHistory novel by EricFlint, the ''Trail of Glory'' series covers a [[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates United States]] that diverges from its original history at the start of the TheWarOf1812, the UsefulNotes/WarOf1812, covering an area from the Canadian border in the north, New Orleans in the south, where the war's final battle was fought in 1815, and in the sequel from the US east coast to west of the Mississippi River.
27th Nov '15 12:08:55 AM Nohbody
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An AlternateHistory novel by EricFlint, the ''Trail of Glory'' series covers a [[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates United States]] that diverges from its original history at the start of the UsefulNotes/WarOf1812, covering an area from the Canadian border in the north, New Orleans in the south, where the war's final battle was fought in 1815, and in the sequel from the US east coast to west of the Mississippi River.

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An AlternateHistory novel by EricFlint, the ''Trail of Glory'' series covers a [[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates United States]] that diverges from its original history at the start of the UsefulNotes/WarOf1812, TheWarOf1812, covering an area from the Canadian border in the north, New Orleans in the south, where the war's final battle was fought in 1815, and in the sequel from the US east coast to west of the Mississippi River.



* AnArmAndALeg: In ''The Rivers of War'', Sergeant Driscol has a lower arm mangled by a British volley at [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Chippawa the Battle of Chippawa,]] during the War of 1812. The later amputation of the limb and recovery period is what puts him in a position to help in the defense of Washington, DC along with Sam Houston, changing the course of history.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[CorruptPolitician Henry Clay]] is disgusted when his staff's only reaction to [[spoiler:the murder of Maria Hester Monroe Houston]] is to be glad it won't hurt them politically. He also takes a SuddenPrincipledStand when politicans from Georgia ask him [[spoiler:to pardon her killer.]]

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[CorruptPolitician Henry Clay]] is disgusted when his staff's only reaction to [[spoiler:the murder of Maria Hester Monroe Houston]] is to be glad it won't hurt them politically. He also takes a SuddenPrincipledStand when politicans politicians from Georgia ask him [[spoiler:to pardon her killer.]]



* GoshDarnItToHeck: The Anglo-Protestant tendency gets mercilessly mocked by Catholic Creole Pierre Toussaint.

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* GoshDarnItToHeck: The Anglo-Protestant tendency gets mercilessly mocked by Catholic Creole Pierre Toussaint.



* MonumentalDamage: In "The Rivers of War", Washington is sacked by the British, as in the original War of 1812, but a hastily rallied group of defenders manage to defend the Capitol. Almost every other public building save the Patent Office (Which was also left alone in real life), however, gets put to the torch.

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* MonumentalDamage: In "The ''The Rivers of War", War'', Washington is sacked by the British, as in the original War of 1812, but a hastily rallied group of defenders manage to defend the Capitol. Almost every other public building save the Patent Office (Which was also left alone in real life), however, gets put to the torch.



* UpThroughTheRanks: Sergent Patrick Driscoll had served more than a decade in Napoleon's army when he enlisted in the US army and participated in the UsefulNotes/WarOf1812. When he lost his left arm in the battle at the Chippewa, Winfield Scott promoted him to first lieutenant. He ended up as a founder of the Arkansas Chiefdom and the general of its army, but never lost the way of thinking like a sergeant.
* WashingtonDCInvasion: As in the RealLife UsefulNotes/WarOf1812, the British forces in ''The Rivers of War'' attack Washington, DC in a punitive raid. However, unlike in the original war Sam Houston helps rally the troops to defend the Capitol Building, effectively turning the British attack from a major propaganda victory to petty arson when they settle for torching other buildings, after being bloodied badly and driven away in their attempt to assault the Capitol Building.

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* UpThroughTheRanks: Sergent Patrick Driscoll had served more than a decade in Napoleon's army when he enlisted in the US army and participated in the UsefulNotes/WarOf1812.War of 1812. When he lost his left arm in the battle at the Chippewa, Winfield Scott promoted him to first lieutenant. He ended up as a founder of the Arkansas Chiefdom and the general of its army, but never lost the way of thinking like a sergeant.
* WashingtonDCInvasion: As in the RealLife UsefulNotes/WarOf1812, War of 1812, the British forces in ''The Rivers of War'' attack Washington, DC in a punitive raid. However, unlike in the original war Sam Houston helps rally the troops to defend the Capitol Building, effectively turning the British attack from a major propaganda victory to petty arson when they settle for torching other buildings, after being bloodied badly and driven away in their attempt to assault the Capitol Building.
10th Jun '15 9:43:04 PM Bissek
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* FieldPromotion: In modern[=/=]NATO terms, Sam Houston went from O-1 to O-6 in a matter of months. Meanwhile Driscoll bounced from senior NCO to Major in the same timeframe. TruthInTelevision, as the handling of promotions in armies of the period was somewhat more loose than in later decades.

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* FieldPromotion: In modern[=/=]NATO terms, Sam Houston went from O-1 to O-6 in a matter of months. Meanwhile Driscoll bounced from senior NCO to Major (O-4) in the same timeframe. TruthInTelevision, as the handling of promotions in armies of the period was somewhat more loose than in later decades.
11th Dec '14 5:11:42 PM Bissek
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* CaptainSmoothAndSergeantRough: Captain Houston and Lieutenant (formerly Sergeant) Driscol take up these roles during the defense of Washington.
16th Jun '14 7:53:34 PM Divra
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* GoshDarnItToHeck: The Anglo-Protestant tendency gets mercilessly mocked by Catholic Creole Pierre Toussaint.
--> Did they really think they were fooling anyone by asking "Gol" to "dern" their enemies?
24th Jan '14 2:09:25 PM MarkLungo
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* TheChessmaster: HenryClay in ''1824''. Silently backing a freebooter expedition. If it succeeds, get credit for it. If it is crushed, then use it as a rallying cry for war and a bid for the presidency.

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* TheChessmaster: HenryClay UsefulNotes/HenryClay in ''1824''. Silently backing a freebooter expedition. If it succeeds, get credit for it. If it is crushed, then use it as a rallying cry for war and a bid for the presidency.
14th Jan '14 10:07:44 PM StarSword
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An AlternateHistory novel by EricFlint, the ''Trail of Glory'' series covers a [[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates United States]] that diverges from its original history at the start of the WarOf1812, covering an area from the Canadian border in the north, New Orleans in the south, where the war's final battle was fought in 1815, and in the sequel from the US east coast to west of the Mississippi River.

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An AlternateHistory novel by EricFlint, the ''Trail of Glory'' series covers a [[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates United States]] that diverges from its original history at the start of the WarOf1812, UsefulNotes/WarOf1812, covering an area from the Canadian border in the north, New Orleans in the south, where the war's final battle was fought in 1815, and in the sequel from the US east coast to west of the Mississippi River.
14th Jan '14 10:07:26 PM StarSword
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* WashingtonDCInvasion: As in the RealLife WarOf1812, the British forces in ''The Rivers of War'' attack Washington, DC in a punitive raid. However, unlike in the original war Sam Houston helps rally the troops to defend the Capitol Building, effectively turning the British attack from a major propaganda victory to petty arson when they settle for torching other buildings, after being bloodied badly and driven away in their attempt to assault the Capitol Building.

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* UpThroughTheRanks: Sergent Patrick Driscoll had served more than a decade in Napoleon's army when he enlisted in the US army and participated in the UsefulNotes/WarOf1812. When he lost his left arm in the battle at the Chippewa, Winfield Scott promoted him to first lieutenant. He ended up as a founder of the Arkansas Chiefdom and the general of its army, but never lost the way of thinking like a sergeant.
* WashingtonDCInvasion: As in the RealLife WarOf1812, UsefulNotes/WarOf1812, the British forces in ''The Rivers of War'' attack Washington, DC in a punitive raid. However, unlike in the original war Sam Houston helps rally the troops to defend the Capitol Building, effectively turning the British attack from a major propaganda victory to petty arson when they settle for torching other buildings, after being bloodied badly and driven away in their attempt to assault the Capitol Building.
11th Jan '14 10:54:10 AM MarkLungo
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* WorthyOpponent: In the first book, General Robert Ross. In the second, General UsefulNotes/WilliamHenryHarrison (to a certain extent) and Colonel ZacharyTaylor who is actually more of a FriendlyEnemy.

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* WorthyOpponent: In the first book, General Robert Ross. In the second, General UsefulNotes/WilliamHenryHarrison (to a certain extent) and Colonel ZacharyTaylor UsefulNotes/ZacharyTaylor who is actually more of a FriendlyEnemy.
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