At a glance:
- Author: Edward Everett Hale
- First Published: 1863
- Type of Work: Short fiction
- Type of Plot: Historical
- Setting: United States and the high seas
- Genres: Short fiction, Historical fiction
- Subjects: United States or Americans, Prisoners, Nineteenth century, Exile or expatriates, Alienation, Civil War, Punishment, Ships, Loneliness, Treason, Navies
- Locales: United States, Oceans, North America
Few people notice in the newspaper columns of 1863 the report of the death of Philip Nolan. Few people would have recognized his name, in fact, for since 1817, Nolan’s name had never been mentioned in public by any naval officer, and the records concerning his case had been destroyed by fire years before his death.
As a young officer in Texas, Nolan meets Aaron Burr and becomes involved in Burr’s infamous plot against the United States government. When Burr’s treason is revealed and the rebels are brought to trial, Nolan is indicted along with some of...
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