Confederate Gold is an action-packed, humorous novel, taking a serious look at the American Civil War through the eyes of reenactors in the twenty-first century. This fun, funny book is a raucous run, rampaging through Richmond, Virginia’s Civil War history. In June 2011 a 150 years after the beginning of the American Civil War reenactors find long-lost Confederate gold and a madcap chase ensues. The reenactors eager to donate the gold to preserve Civil War battlefields are pursued by a diverse array of adversaries all having designs of their own for the gold. The race is on across Richmond's intriguing landscape of battlefields and historic sites as the characters embark upon a journey of history and heart.
Discover the charm of Virginia's capital city through this comic novel. Not since Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil has a book promoted a modern Southern city with such exuberance. Penn Miller paints a picture of Richmond as a premier historic destination on the rise. The main character in this novel is the city itself struggling with its past. As the capital of the Confederacy Richmond was at the center of America's defining event and the characters populating this story endeavor to come to peace with it.
Penn Miller is a native of Southwest Virginia, and has a biology degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and an MBA from the College of William and Mary. For the past thirty-five years he has worked in downtown Richmond Virginia discovering the city's historic haunts and hidden treasures on his lunch-hour walks. Drawing on his daily prowls through the city Penn crafted his tightly plotted story of Civil War reenactors caught in a high-stakes chase. He was inspired by the often neglected and overlooked historic sites and the nuanced history of the city and its inhabitants. Penn often states the main character of the novel is the city of Richmond.
"A tour de force. Engaging, educational, and entertaining." --Jay Strafford, retired Virginia journalist and longtime book reviewer.