Can you provide one example of historical context in each chapter of the novel, Cold Mountain?
Okay. Here goes:
THE SHADOW OF A CROW: The bloody battle of Cold Harbor is referenced.
THE GROUND BENEATH HER HANDS: There is mention of the trench warfare in Petersburg.
THE COLOR OF DESPAIR: The English-made Whitworth rifle, a favorite of snipers, is seen standing against the wall.
VERBS, ALL OF THEM TIRING: Ada retold the plot of the book, Little Dorrit.
LIKE ANY OTHER THING, A GIFT: Inman speaks of his knowledge of the brightest star of Orion and sharing it with a Tennessee boy after the battle of Fredericksburg.
ASHES OF ROSES: Ada and Ruby meet some pilgrims who are fleeing the Federals in Tennessee and on their way to Camden, South Carolina.
EXILE AND BRUTE WANDERING: Inman tells Veasey about the "blowup" at Petersburg (The Battle of the Crater).
SOURCE AND ROOT: Ada talks of reading from the book, The Conduct of Life.
TO LIVE LIKE A GAMECOCK: The yellow man tells of a breakout of prisoners at Salisbury prison.
IN PLACE OF THE TRUTH: Ada reads from the latest North American Review.
THE DOING OF IT: Inman dreams his dream of Fredericksburg.
FREEWILL SAVAGE: Stobrod mentions his preference for spending time in Richmond's taverns.
BRIDE BED FULL OF BLOOD: Inman says he "attended the fight at Sharpsburg."
A SATISIFIED MIND: Ada is mindful of the witches of Macbeth.
A VOW TO BEAR: Inman's mind pictures the land of Bartram.
NAUGHT AND GRIEF: Stobrod declares that he'd probably be back in Virginia with a musket soon.
BLACK BARK IN WINTER: Ruby describes all the landmarks needed to reach Cold Spring Knob and on to Beech Gap.
FOOTSTEPS IN THE SNOW: Ada mentions The Ancient Mariner.
THE FAR SIDE OF TROUBLE: Ada tells of the letters she mailed to Virginia.
SPIRITS OF CROWS DANCING: Inman speaks to Ada of Texas, Colorado and Wyoming.
OCTOBER OF 1874: Ada reads about Baucis and Philemon.